9-year-old kicked off bus

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
November 8, 2008 9:50am CST
The mother of a 9-year-old girl, who was removed from a school bus, is thankful her child is safe. She was dumped off miles from home. The reason given she changed seats without permission! http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/11/07/dnt.girl.kicked.off.bus.whdh I'd be suing the driver. What about you? I don't think this was a good enough reason for this! Another case of entrusting our kids to people we don't know. This scares the SH*T out of me. My daughter has to ride the bus!
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28 responses
• Ireland
8 Nov 08
I would sue the bus company. The cheek of them throwing a child off a bus. Anything could have happened to the child. SHe could have been kidnapped, or got hit by another car/bus. In this day and age this sort of thing should not be happening especially on a school bus full of kids. Kids are kids and will always mess around.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
8 Nov 08
i feel like bashing them.
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@patms1 (522)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I am not the type of person to sue but in this case I would make an exception. I would sue the bus driver, the school, the attendant and any one else I could think of. Are they so stupid that they can not tell the difference between kids? What kind of school is this? If my child went there I would start campaign to fire the whole school. Maybe that would scare them into being more careful.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
9 Nov 08
This s a terrible thing to do to any child. When my granddkids had to ride the bus back in Kansas and the kids would get roudy or not listening to the bus drive he or she would take the bus load back to the school and wait until they settled down. They would never be allowed to remove a child any where but at the designated bus stop or at home. The school district did the right thing by fireing the driver. I wonder if there is more to the story. I know that my granddaughter wasn't always as good onn the bus as we thought she was. Found out long after the fact some of the things she did . She was only about the age of this little girl..
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
9 Nov 08
That is child endangerment! If you are a bus driver, the lives and safety of the children are placed in your hands. YOU are responsible for them while they are in your care... that means from the time you pick them up until they are delivered safely to where they are supposed to be let off! That bus driver definitely has mental issues! I'd sue, too! That's a blatant case of child endangerment that could not be argued! You can even have your child taken from you if it was found that you left your nine-year-old child alone at home! The legal age for leaving a child alone at home is, I believe, 12 years old in this State! That bus driver needs to be sued AND fired! I think the school board should press charges as well! That's horrible! I'd fear for the safety of my children, too, if I were you! I witnessed a case of negligence regarding a school bus once. It wasn't the bus driver's fault, though; it was the school board's fault for not having more frequent safety checks done on the busses! The bus's brakes failed and they ended up plowing into a tree! It was either that or fly into a busy intersection. It scares me badly, too, because my son went to that school and rode the bus. Luckily, he was home sick that day! It is extremely scary knowing that your children are in the hands of strangers or riding in an unsafe bus! More needs to be done to ensure the safety of our children!
@glahaye (25)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I don't think I'd sue. Of course, when I got done with the driver, he'd have plenty of reason to sue me. I'm fortunate enough that we drive our kids to and from school. They want desperately to ride the bus like their friends but stories like this just reaffirm my position on it.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I don't think that they should have put the little girl off the bus like that even if she didn't change seats. That was not right, of the parents wanted too they could get the bus driver for doing something like that to a child that is really a minor. I could understand them trying to teach the child a less but putting them off a mile away from home is uncalled for. The driver and the person over the driver will have to answer to this. I know that they are going to have serious problems for something like this.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I would be furious with that bus driver. If I didn't end up in court over the matter, I sre wouldn't let it go until that driver lost his/her job. That is completely uncalled for and ridiculous behavior. Can anyone say child endangerment?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I would be livid if my child was kicked off the bus miles from the house. I am glad he got fired, but I would still be raising a stink with the school. I know being a bus driver must be a difficult job, but what that bus driver did is insane.
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@Debs_place (10528)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Would that not be considered a form of abuse or endangerment worth of a jail sentence or at least loss of a job!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
The driver should have been fired. If the girl had been making trouble, all he had to do was to stop the bus and go over to the girl and tell her to behave or she could not change seats because he had to know where the children were in case of an accident. That was all he had to do. A bad person or a child molester could have grabbed the girl. She is lucky to be alive.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I woulkd be curious to know why the bus driver thought that it was so important to tell the kids where to sit on the bus. So long as the kids sit and do not fight or cause a disturbance, then where the kids sit is none of the school bus driver's business.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
9 Nov 08
WOW!! Several things need to happen. The bus driver needs to be fired. Charges should be filed against the bus driver for child endangerment. And the driver/and or school should be sued by the parents. I have heard of similar stories before. Once I heard of two children that were let off the bus miles from home because they were misbehaving. Granted, the bus driver needs to maintain control, but to put two youngsters off a bus in the middle of the city because of misbehaving is unreal.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I would be horrified Then totally if this happens to my little sister. That bus driver needs more then suing the driver needs fired. I mean he endangered a child's life. He knowingly left her there probably terrorized and no telling what could have happened to a child left like that. She could have been killed, kidnapped or even raped. What was this bus driver thinking..or or it seems this bus driver wasn't thinking anything. My little sister rides the bus and when she is supposed to get off here and don't I am immediately calling school who contacts the drivers. Sometimes she forgets to get on the bus to come to my house but for a driver to do this is just plain ignorant and a career killing move or I should hope he gets more then just a slap on the risk and told to not do it again...
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@metschica25 (5408)
• United States
8 Nov 08
HI , Wow what a story ! What was the driver thinking ? You just dont do things like that . There should be no reason at all . Things like this makes me so mad . That is a child and you want to not worry like that . You trust . Just sad . I would freak out and sure prob .
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• United States
8 Nov 08
Wow, that is really a shame that this happened. I can't imagine any reason for just kicking a kid off the bus and abandoning him or her miles from home. What was that bus driver thinking? Like others said, anything could have happened to that kid. That would have been so much worse if the kid had been kidnapped, hurt, or even killed.
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@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I would be filing a complain if this would happen to my child. Some drivers are just more immature than the kids in the bus.
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@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
This is so idiotic. Why would you kick a kid off a bus just because she changed seats? That happens in any form of transportation. If I had been the mother of that kid, that guy won't get more than a suing. I'd probably sell him to the hoodlums in my neighborhood and have him beat up.
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@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I'd like to think it wasn't as simple as just changing seats. She's probably a bit of a trouble maker and had been pushing the driver's buttons, and the seat change was probably the last straw. There's not much bus driver's can do to discipline children, and they do get quite rowdy on busses. You should hear the commotion on the bus my twins take, I can hear it whenever he opens the door to let them off. He usually is already yelling back at some children to sit still and be quiet. I think parents need to teach their children how to respect bus drivers and how to behave and be quiet on the bus. I know I can't stand driving my car when one of my kids is yelling or crying, so I can't imagine driving a bus with 20 or so kids screaming and playing and not sitting still.
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Oh wow!!! That is really terrible. What if something happens to the kid. I would definitely sue that driver. He needs to learn a lesson. Lives of kids depend on him.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
8 Nov 08
such a heinous crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this incident gives me shivers.whoever is responsible for this should be sued.
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