St. Louis Child Left Stranded At Wrong Bus Stop
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Ritenour School District is under fire after a 6-year-old girl was dropped
off at the wrong
bus stop and left alone. The little girl was found wandering on a busy street all
by herself and could have been seriously injured. The incident happened
on Monday, the first day back to school for students at Marvin Elementary.
The six-year-old first grader was put on the wrong school bus at the end
of the school day. The bus driver dropped her off alone at the wrong stop
and broke protocol by leaving her alone without adult supervision. District
policy requires a parent or guardian to pick up a kindergartener or first
grader before the bus can drive away.
The little girl was spotted walking on St. Charles Rock Road and the police
were contacted. Her mother was very upset since the young child had been
missing for an hour and a half. The police brought her back to the school
where she was reunited with her parent. The child’s mother is very
upset and asking for action to be taken against the bus driver.
Ritenour School District officials are working on how the child got put
on the wrong bus; blaming the problem with their data system. The student
busing company, First Student, is conducting an internal investigation
and the bus driver may face disciplinary action.
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