Parents: children still stuck on school bus at 9 p.m.


WTOC fielded calls Tuesday night from concerned parents and family who said their children's bus still hadn't dropped them off as of 9 p.m.

The students left an after-school tutoring program at Godley Station K-8 at 6:15 p.m. according to parents, who said they had to call 911 to find out where their children were.

Sandra Graves met a bus about 9:30 p.m. in the Newport subdivision after calling First Student, the company Chatham County Schools contracts to run the busses, and having the driver pull over so she could pick up her nieces, ages 8 and 10.

"The girls said there's kids on the bus crying," Graves said. "Nobody's eaten dinner. No one's gone to the bathroom. Stops haven't been made, and that the bus driver is pulling over to ask teenagers on the side of the road where to find these addresses that the kids were giving them."

 Graves said First Student blamed a new driver who didn't know her route well.

The company did not respond to calls for comment Tuesday night.

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By Staff Writer 10/23/2013 04:36:00

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