A picture taken on a Tennessee school bus has parents very concerned with the safety of their children. The picture shows what appeared to be an overcrowded Clarksville-Montgomery County school bus. A student on the bus took the picture and sent it to his mom to show her the students packed into the bus on the way to school on Wednesday morning. The parent was appalled by what seemed to be an unsafe environment for the students, especially if the bus were to get in an accident. The picture shows students blocking the aisle of the bus, creating a dangerous situation if passengers needed to escape quickly. The parent was concerned that someone could easy get trampled. When the district officials reviewed the picture, they agreed it was unsafe for students to be standing or sitting in the aisle.
A spokesperson for Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools said the buses could hold 78 students and the seats are built for three students per seat. However, adult-size students cannot fit three to a seat. School Officials say it was the first day of school, and the problem will be fixed moving forward. The district is looking for 30 more drivers to add to their staff. Officials said an upcoming job fair will promote these positions at Fort Campbell next Thursday.
It is always surprising when a school is found to have an unsafe environment or a potential hazard for students. If your child has been injured in an accident at school, please call St. Louis premises liability attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, for exceptional and expert legal support.