From A Call to Action

Dear Editor,

Please follow up on this overcrowding problem.

My grandson was put on the wrong bus today. We waited at the bus stop 30 minutes past the scheduled time. When the bus came, my grandson was not on it. We immediately headed to the school. When we arrived, we were not the only people there with missing children.

The principle looked at us and said, “it happens”, before they knew he was safe. My grandson is 7 years old diagnosed with OCD, ADHD and anxiety disorder. He panics real easy. All we could think was he got off and was wondering around trying to find his way home. His teacher was informed twice of his bus number and his sitter’s address. The school sent him on a bus to his home address. No one was there. He knew where to get off, had he been on the right bus.  He has been doing this for two years. The school got lucky that he did not get off and the bus driver came back to the school with him. When he climbed out of the bus, he was crying like a baby, hysterically. It took us a good hour to calm him down. We feel we may not get him back on a bus. No child should ever be put through such a traumatic mistake like this.

If this school was not so overcrowded, then the teacher could have done her job. A child is taught to trust their peers and they do this to them. I am so mad. I wish the news media would get stories like this out to the public and help us get this school system to do something about this.

–Lori Reed

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