'She told the bus attendant that you gonna have to handle these kids yourself.'
A bus driver with a suspended license allegedly abandoned a bus full of children in the middle of dropping them off at their homes after school.The incident occurred on Feb. 6 in Newark, New Jersey, when the bus driver just stopped dropping students off from Avon Avenue School in Newark, New Jersey, in the middle of her bus route and instead drove to her home in another city, parked the bus and walked got out, according to ABC News’ New York City station WABC . "She told the bus attendant that you gonna have to handle these kids yourself," said 11-year-old Amber Easterling, one of the 14 students who were suddenly left abandoned. MORE: 'Physically assaulted by a teacher': 6-year-old boy's family demands answers Amber’s mother, Angele Easterling, who was worried sick waiting at home for her daughter's arrival after school at the time, is furious. "I was cleaning up, getting my daughter's food ready for dinner and I realized it was four o'clock and she wasn't home," Angele Easterling told WABC. “I’m still sick on my stomach because, right now, I’m not letting my daughter take the bus to school … I’m just mad about it because, you know, there are a lot of things happening out here on the street, kids getting missing.” MORE: Passenger slashes mother in face with knife after child throws up on bus A fleet of school buses from Mercy USA is shown on Feb. 12, 2020. A bus driver who works for the company allegedly abandoned a school bus in the middle of her route when she was taking them home on Feb. 6, 2020. A fleet of school buses from Mercy USA is shown on Feb. 12, 2020. A bus driver who works for the company allegedly abandoned a school bus in the middle of her route when she was taking them home on Feb. 6, 2020. ABC News/WABC MORE: Parents arrested after malnourished toddler found with fractured skull, brain injuries Police officers responded to calls of the abandoned school bus around 4:30 p.m. after having missed designated stops at the children’s homes and ended up locating the bus in the Vailsburg area of Newark. The children were taken to a police precinct and waited there until the children’s parents were able to pick them up. The bus company is Mercy USA, located in East Orange, New Jersey, but, when contacted by media, refused to answer any questions about the incident. MORE: 5 kids caught in stolen truck lead police on short chase, crash into 2 other cars Newark Public Schools released a statement, saying Mercy USA's contract has now been canceled: "The District has removed this vendor from transporting students to Avon Avenue School and is in the process of determining next steps regarding future services. In addition, because established guidelines were not adhered to, the District has also imposed liquated financial damages for this infraction. This continues to be an active investigation." The bus driver was eventually located and issued a summons for driving with a suspended license. Police say that she was reportedly unfamiliar with the route. Read more: ABC News
Hey I would rather that, then the driver do something really crazy Much safer than having an irate bus driver! One time my school bus driver was pissed off and turned around and took us back to school, it didn’t make the news AND she almost drove us off a cliff turning around in a very unsafe area on also with a blind turn.
br020201 Driver's explanation? A ghetto hot mess Some kids are terrible. I wouldn't want to drive them around. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalms 139:14 KJV “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalms 37:23 KJV
If you can’t whip them don’t take them is my rule lol This is what you get when you use private companies to do the job. School bus drivers should be working for the school district where they can be vetted and fired when necessary. Bad for everyone. The kids, the bus attendant, the driver who I’m sure will never, (or, should never,) have this job again. The flip side is that the bus driver knew her limits. She didn’t angrily lash out at a child. Maybe this was the safest avenue available. Think about it.
I'd do the same with those lil bastards
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well take the buss that this here Hero Those must have been some bad kids $5 says she is a trumper who is against abortion. Lol
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