SCHOOL BUS: Ames School Children Stranded, Again

Just one day after a preschooler was dropped off at the wrong place by a school bus in Ames, it’s happened again.

Nine year old Brianna Ledvina says her school bus driver passed her daycare without letting her and two five year olds off the bus.  “When he drove past it it was at another stop,” Biranna explains. “I got up and I told him he passed our stop and he said that he stopped, no one got up so he kept going.”

So Brianna and the two five year olds got off the bus at a store she recognized then walked home from there.  “I didn’t say anything,” she said.  “We just left.”

Brianna’s mother, Sarah Blount, says she was panicking while she and the daycare provider searched for the children. “I don’t know what to think about that,” she says.  “It was wrong. I can’t imagine anyone thinking that it would be OK for three kids that age to get off the bus with nobody there waiting for them.”

Blount says she called Durham School Services, the bus company that the district works with, but no one would call her back.

A spokeswoman for the company tells us they are looking into the incident.