Updated on: 3/13/2019
A parent says a school bus driver’s actions hospitalized several children with concussions and sprains, according to a KHQ report.
The parent, whose children attend Sunset Elementary School in Airway Heights — part of the Cheney School District — says her kids were on the bus when an incident occurred between two students. The parent says the bus driver “brake checked,” unnecessarily and aggressively slamming on the brakes.
The brake check caused several injuries, the parent says. Some had mild concussions, some had abrasions and bruises, while others suffered muscle sprains.
The superintendent of Cheney Public Schools told KHQ that a substitute bus driver “made a poor decision to address a behavior issue.”
"We are currently investigating yesterday’s incident where a driver substituting on a route stopped the bus quickly to address a student behavior concern,” said superintendent Robert Roettger. “Based upon this incident, an aide will be placed on this bus to assist with any future behavior issues that may arise. The safety of our students is of utmost importance and we take any student safety concerns or reports seriously.”
Sunset Elementary (Airway Heights, WA)
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In serious school bus accidents, injuries can take months or even years to recover from. This includes surgery, treatment and perhaps lengthy rehabilitation. These procedures and therapies lead to substantial medical bills, but you and your child should not have to face these costs on your own.
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