School bus drops first grader off 16 blocks away from home

School bus drops first grader off 16 blocks away from home


OUTRAGED AFTER HEARING A STRANGER HAS HER CHILD. THE MOTHER SAYS A BUS DRIVER DROPPED HER SIX-YEAR-OLD OFF BLOCKS AWAY FROM HER HOUSE. IN AN EXCLUSIVE — 41 ACTION NEWS REPORTER DIA WALL DUG DEEPER — AND FOUND OUT HOW THIS HAPPENED. MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL JANEL JENNING’S PHONE RANG. Janel Jennings Mom Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop “And the lady says…” Jasmine Picked Ri’li Up “Hello my name is Jasmine, I have your daughter Ri’li in my car.” JASMINE DESCRIBED WHAT HAPPENED THAT AFTERNOON. Jasmine Picked Ri’li Up “I saw her on the sidewalk like…” “I went past her then I stopped and then I asked her are you okay? She was like no I’m lost and I said well how did you get here? She said the bus driver told me to get off.” Ri’li Jennings Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop “I said this is not where, this is not my usual stop.” Janel Jennings Mom Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop “When I get there my daughter is drenched from sweat. The front and back of her shirt is soaking wet. Her face is red, her eyes are puffy, she’s crying. She’s completely upset.” Dia Wall Reporting Jasmine picked Ri’li up right here at 76th and Paseo. Her normal bus stop is about 16 blocks away… Here at 77th and Agnes. So we traced the route to find out what went wrong.” Rebecca Gudde Assistant Superintendent, University Academy “Typically the bus driver would radio in to Apple Bus who would then in turn contact our director of transportation and that does happen from time to time just to verify that yes this is the correct address.” “Sometimes a change has to be made right there on the spot.” IN A STATEMENT — APPLE BUS COMPANY TOLD 41 ACTION NEWS, “A University Academy student was released from the bus at an incorrect bus stop.” THE REASON WHY — “A routing error occurred.” Janel Jennings Mom Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop “There’s no telling what could have happened to my child.” Jasmine Picked Ri’li Up “That’s how little kids get taken nowadays and for you to have a job like that and for you just to tell a six-year-old to get off the bus stop I feel like if you don’t want the job just don’t do it.” Janel Jennings Mom Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop “I want this lady to know the danger that she put my child in and I want her to be reprimanded accordingly.” APPLE BUS WOULD NOT TELL US IF IT DISCIPLINED THAT DRIVER. BUT TONIGHT — JANEL IS GRATEFUL FOR THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED. Janel Jennings Mom Dropped Off at Wrong Bus Stop “I owe you so much like you may not feel like you were a hero but you were a hero. You were an angel sent from heaven. You saved my child’s life.” THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IS LOOKING INTO THIS INCIDENT. UNIVERSITY ACADEMY’S SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THEY ARE COMPLYING 100 PERCENT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO ENSURE SOMETHING LIKE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. REPORTING IN KANSAS CITY, DIA WALL, 41 ACTION NEWS. JUST IN —

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57 Comments

  1. no that's like dropping the girl 1600 miles away from her home so that's what the bus driver should get and anyone caught helping her has to join her

  2. Sue the school district and bus company for gross negligence and putting a minor at risk of getting abducted ,raped and murdered.Thats an easy $75k in the following out of court settlement!Good luck black mother..my advice get a lawyer ASAP so this doesn't happen to another innocent child ever again!!!

  3. How the fuck you tell such a little kid to get off the bus, WHEN SHE'S TELLING YOU IT'S NOT HER STOP?!?! A 6yo has more sense than the moron driving her around!

  4. From the school I was from (since KG 1-2 and grades 1-12) the bus driver has everyone's names and addresses and a map for each person (just around the house area… perhaps a couple of blocks).
    But for most of my life my bus drivers don't even know how to get to "my area" so that map is useless. Its always the passenger's responsibility to sit in the front seat and guide him to your house.
    The bus driver has a strict drop-off order; he cannot skip turns for impatient people. So like every year on the first day to go home its typical for the first one to be dropped off to sit in the front then show the bus driver how to get to his/her house. When they get dropped off, most of the time, the next impatient person sits in the front and guides him to his/her house.

    Very few times the bus driver actually cares about drop-off order in the first day. By the second day he is more than likely able to drop you off without help, yet this time he will follow the list and drop each person off in the right order. Very few times, the bus drivers actually call the transport headquarters to remake the list of the drop off order. Its a nice idea because most of the time your bus driver can find a better, faster route or he can help satisfy everyone's desires (like letting the impatient one home first, or dropping off 2 friends last so they have more time to talk to each other)

    I loved my school for its transportation, but when we moved houses we were kind of low on money and couldn't afford the bus for 2-3 years. When I got back to taking the bus, all the bus drivers I had since were scared to change the list order and didn't even dare to take up a new list to the school's private transport headquarters.

    The school own's its own buses and drivers, and doesn't petition general/public transportation headquarters for help. Mostly large companies that offer free bus pick-up drop-offs do.

    TBH this 1st grader should have been responsible enough to tell her driver "this is the wrong area" and the bus driver should have combed through every block until the girl found an area that looked familiar enough so she can walk home or guide the bus driver to her home.

    When I was in KG2 (5 years old) my brother was absent (and teachers let KG go to bus early since they fear our little feet will take us ages to reach the bus). I layed down to sleep (in the front) the bus driver must not have seen me, and usually teachers come to check bus attendances before they are allowed to leave school (the teacher probably checked me, since I was in KG uniform and probably made it clear that my brother was absent) In short the bus driver didnt account to taking me home because he thought me and my brother were absent. I woke up and I wondered why everyone on the bus has left and that we are in an unfamiliar place. By this time the bus driver is shocked to see me and even more shocked to see all the missed calls on his phone (my family/school trying to reach him about me being very late). Now he must have forgotten that me and my brother live in the same place and didnt know where to drop me off. Once we got in the area I pointed to him every turn he should take to reach my house.

    I cant believe a 6-7 year old cannot even point to her bus driver where to take her. I cant even believe the bus driver didn't want to investigate where her passenger lived or even offer to drive her around the neighborhood until she took her somewhere familiar where she can point the rest of the way home. Best "Its not my job" award goes to this bus driver.

  5. how about ur stupid americans do what most other contries do and actually take and pick up your children from school rather than using school busses. here in the uk we dont have any of that crap im not leaving my children with anybody i do not know, or that i havent personally done a background check on.

  6. just a ? White lady are mexican? jus answer my ? fck it who ever they were wanted something to happen to the lil girl! real talk.. fck that i take mines to and from! stay blessed…

  7. WTF that poor child the driver needs sacking, all it takes is human kindness to drive that little girl home to her stop.

  8. does it not strike anybody else as weird, that the girl is dressed like a lolita fantasy, wears lip gloss, and has a bloody sticker on her face?

  9. gets up in the morning
    grabs coffee and french toast
    places coffee and toast on the desk
    sits on office chair, opens up google chrome and goes to youtube
    Ookay, lets see what kind of shit america is getting itself into today sips coffee
    Yup, i'm still as happy as i always been of living in portugal, free from all the bullshit of the world, thank fucking god 😀

  10. This happened to my little sister who is 5 and in kindergarten and was 16 blocks away I was on the news with her I cried so hard

  11. Oh if my daughter would of been kidnapped I would of ripped the windpipe out of that piece of shit. WHEN A CHILD TELLS YOU THIS ISN'T HER STOP IT IS NOT THEIR STOP. 6 year olds aren't concerned with sneaking off to go hang with their friends. They wanna be at home with their damn mother.

  12. "tooken" and "repremended" are not english words. Some dumb bitches need to get their stupid asses back to school

  13. This happen to me I had to go to the hospital I got dropped off in the city smh 🤦‍♂️ I know how she feel

    Ps.i lost weight is that good or bad

  14. BlackLusterSoldier EnvoyOfTheBegining

    1 year ago

    From the school I was from (since KG 1-2 and grades 1-12) the bus driver has everyone's names and addresses and a map for each person (just around the house area… perhaps a couple of blocks).

    But for most of my life my bus drivers don't even know how to get to "my area" so that map is useless. Its always the passenger's responsibility to sit in the front seat and guide him to your house.

    The bus driver has a strict drop-off order; he cannot skip turns for impatient people. So like every year on the first day to go home its typical for the first one to be dropped off to sit in the front then show the bus driver how to get to his/her house. When they get dropped off, most of the time, the next impatient person sits in the front and guides him to his/her house.

    Very few times the bus driver actually cares about drop-off order in the first day. By the second day he is more than likely able to drop you off without help, yet this time he will follow the list and drop each person off in the right order. Very few times, the bus drivers actually call the transport headquarters to remake the list of the drop off order. Its a nice idea because most of the time your bus driver can find a better, faster route or he can help satisfy everyone's desires (like letting the impatient one home first, or dropping off 2 friends last so they have more time to talk to each other)

    I loved my school for its transportation, but when we moved houses we were kind of low on money and couldn't afford the bus for 2-3 years. When I got back to taking the bus, all the bus drivers I had since were scared to change the list order and didn't even dare to take up a new list to the school's private transport headquarters.

    The school own's its own buses and drivers, and doesn't petition general/public transportation headquarters for help. Mostly large companies that offer free bus pick-up drop-offs do.

    TBH this 1st grader should have been responsible enough to tell her driver "this is the wrong area" and the bus driver should have combed through every block until the girl found an area that looked familiar enough so she can walk home or guide the bus driver to her home.

    When I was in KG2 (5 years old) my brother was absent (and teachers let KG go to bus early since they fear our little feet will take us ages to reach the bus). I layed down to sleep (in the front) the bus driver must not have seen me, and usually teachers come to check bus attendances before they are allowed to leave school (the teacher probably checked me, since I was in KG uniform and probably made it clear that my brother was absent) In short the bus driver didnt account to taking me home because he thought me and my brother were absent. I woke up and I wondered why everyone on the bus has left and that we are in an unfamiliar place. By this time the bus driver is shocked to see me and even more shocked to see all the missed calls on his phone (my family/school trying to reach him about me being very late). Now he must have forgotten that me and my brother live in the same place and didnt know where to drop me off. Once we got in the area I pointed to him every turn he should take to reach my house.

    I cant believe a 6-7 year old cannot even point to her bus driver where to take her. I cant even believe the bus driver didn't want to investigate where her passenger lived or even offer to drive her around the neighborhood until she took her somewhere familiar where she can point the rest of the way home. Best "Its not my job" award goes to this bus driver.

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  15. BlackLusterSoldier EnvoyOfTheBegining

    1 year ago

    From the school I was from (since KG 1-2 and grades 1-12) the bus driver has everyone's names and addresses and a map for each person (just around the house area… perhaps a couple of blocks).

    But for most of my life my bus drivers don't even know how to get to "my area" so that map is useless. Its always the passenger's responsibility to sit in the front seat and guide him to your house.

    The bus driver has a strict drop-off order; he cannot skip turns for impatient people. So like every year on the first day to go home its typical for the first one to be dropped off to sit in the front then show the bus driver how to get to his/her house. When they get dropped off, most of the time, the next impatient person sits in the front and guides him to his/her house.

    Very few times the bus driver actually cares about drop-off order in the first day. By the second day he is more than likely able to drop you off without help, yet this time he will follow the list and drop each person off in the right order. Very few times, the bus drivers actually call the transport headquarters to remake the list of the drop off order. Its a nice idea because most of the time your bus driver can find a better, faster route or he can help satisfy everyone's desires (like letting the impatient one home first, or dropping off 2 friends last so they have more time to talk to each other)

    I loved my school for its transportation, but when we moved houses we were kind of low on money and couldn't afford the bus for 2-3 years. When I got back to taking the bus, all the bus drivers I had since were scared to change the list order and didn't even dare to take up a new list to the school's private transport headquarters.

    The school own's its own buses and drivers, and doesn't petition general/public transportation headquarters for help. Mostly large companies that offer free bus pick-up drop-offs do.

    TBH this 1st grader should have been responsible enough to tell her driver "this is the wrong area" and the bus driver should have combed through every block until the girl found an area that looked familiar enough so she can walk home or guide the bus driver to her home.

    When I was in KG2 (5 years old) my brother was absent (and teachers let KG go to bus early since they fear our little feet will take us ages to reach the bus). I layed down to sleep (in the front) the bus driver must not have seen me, and usually teachers come to check bus attendances before they are allowed to leave school (the teacher probably checked me, since I was in KG uniform and probably made it clear that my brother was absent) In short the bus driver didnt account to taking me home because he thought me and my brother were absent. I woke up and I wondered why everyone on the bus has left and that we are in an unfamiliar place. By this time the bus driver is shocked to see me and even more shocked to see all the missed calls on his phone (my family/school trying to reach him about me being very late). Now he must have forgotten that me and my brother live in the same place and didnt know where to drop me off. Once we got in the area I pointed to him every turn he should take to reach my house.

    I cant believe a 6-7 year old cannot even point to her bus driver where to take her. I cant even believe the bus driver didn't want to investigate where her passenger lived or even offer to drive her around the neighborhood until she took her somewhere familiar where she can point the rest of the way home. Best "Its not my job" award goes to this bus driver.

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  16. School bus drivers are so irresponsible these days I'm telling you they are solely doing it for the paycheck only. I'm in need of a job but being a school bus driver is not something I'm willing to take on ( I'm sure I would get hired) Because children are an enormous responsibility those parents are counting on the driver to do their job CORRECTLY! It's supposed to be safe.

  17. The scary truth is…with millions of kids in the US going to and from school everyday…its a miracle of God that it doesnt happen daily.

  18. In va it is illegal for them to release a kindergartener or first grader without an adult with a photo idea. It should be like that nation wide.

  19. Why does this ONLY happen to Black kids? This was done on purpose. This bus driver is pure evil and needs to go to jail. The mother should have sued the school district.

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