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Nap on school bus gets boy stranded

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posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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Nap on school bus gets boy stranded


www.kob.com

The parents of a Ruidoso kindergartner got quite a scare Tuesday when they found out the boy wasn't at school.

Max Hutchins fell asleep on the bus on the way there. But the substitute bus driver never noticed he didn't get off and returned to the bus yard with Max still on.

Police say security cameras show the driver walking the bus to make sure it was empty. But somehow, he didn't see Max, who was still asleep.
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posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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Max's parents didn't know their son didn't make it to class... no one knew where the child was.... until they got a phone call from police about a boy walking on the highway. Police later dropped Max off at home. Happy ending but while this was going on we had a moderate winter storm blowing through... this could have easily ended very badly...


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posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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accidents happen. no one is perfect and if anything its the kids own fault. when i was taking the bus i was always told not to sleep there and did whatever i could to stay awake no matter how tired i was.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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Yeah but... he was a kindergartner what's that make him 5 years old?
Now I'm a parent and grandparent.. Kids do all kinds of stupid things, at that age it's up to we adults to do more than warn or scold, we have to watch them live hawks



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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Do you know how many times I fall asleep on the bus? I ride a city bus everyday back and forth to work if it wasn't for regular bus drivers I would constantly be at the end of routes having to wait for the turnaround.

I can understand sleeping on a bus. It's not the kids fault. It's also not the bus drivers fault. It just happens.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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My daughter was in the habit of falling asleep on the bus too. She'd miss her stop and sometimes be late for class, but it was never to the point of riding the bus to the end of the line and being stranded. I can definitely relate to the panic the parents must have felt when they got the call from school...but I can also imagine the fright the kid got when they woke up!

I agree that these things happen, and it's not really anyone's fault. If the bus driver did a walk through of the bus prior to leaving it, then he did his job. If the kid is like my kid, they probably fell asleep, rolled off the seat, and decided it was comfier and dark under the seats and stayed there. There's no way that the bus driver would have known.

Thankfully it was a happy ending for everyone involved.

However, if the parents sue I am going to be disgusted.




 
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