Another week, another school bus incident. This time a Long Island City public school bus driver left 5 year old Omar Murray off the bus in the middle of a Queens housing project, approximately 9 blocks away from his house. Unbelievable. One wonders what this driver was thinking. The incident was a multitude of errors, including the fact that Omar was not even supposed to be on the bus in the first place. Luckily a responsible mother picking up her child did the responsible thing and helped the young boy.
Omar Murray doesn’t even take a school bus to get home from school, but a PS-112 school aide in Long Island City mistakenly placed him on one after dismissal on Friday afternoon. But his mother isn’t angry because of that mistake, but rather what happened once her son got onto the bus.
“About nine blocks from my house he was thrown off the bus and left with a stranger,” Jackelyn Soto, Murray’s mother, told CBS 2. “She took him without checking a list.”
Murray rode the entire route — about a mile long — and ended up at the Queensbridge housing project where he says the bus driver threw him off. (WCBS-TV)
Who knew riding a bus could be so difficult?
They say accidents don’t just happen. They certainly don’t especially on school buses these days. God only knows what could have happened if it were not for the responsible parent who helped out. Coming soon to another school district near you … a law suit.