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Spartanburg Kids Dropped Off At Wrong School Bus Stop

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Troopers say the bus dropped off the shoulder of Frank Whisnant Road near N.C. Highway 126.  (File photo) Troopers say the bus dropped off the shoulder of Frank Whisnant Road near N.C. Highway 126. (File photo)

Tiffany Parris says her five and eight-year-old kids will no longer ride the bus home. That’s because a school bus driver delivered her kids to the wrong address.

Parris says her shy little girl spoke up and said she lived on Martin Street in Spartanburg. Instead her kids were delivered to Manning Street.

“He still took my child to an unknown address that she was not familiar to,” said Parris.

Parris says a lady noticed her kids, picked them up and called the school. Arcadia Elementary sent a school resource officer who got the kids home safely.

7 On Your Side went straight to Spartanburg School District 6 for answers. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and Transportation Jerry Wyatt says it was a mistake due to human error.

“Not going to cover that up or make an excuse in any way,” said Wyatt. “We made a mistake. We were in the wrong and we placed two children at the wrong bus stop."

According to District 6 when it comes to young children they can only be dropped off at your home with an adult present. If no one is home the child should be brought back to the school. If there is any confusion then a school driver should call the transportation office.

Wyatt says a district investigation shows the driver did none of these things.

“That driver was pulled from his route that day, has not driven since and will no longer drive for us,” said Wyatt.

The district says they will keep protocol the same for now. With the driver out of a job, the district does not foresee any future problems.


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