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January 02, 2014  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Driver who left child on bus expected to resign


ALGONA, Iowa — The Globe Gazette reports that bus driver Dan Danielson, who is also the transportation director at the Algona Community School District, allegedly left Logan Cavin, a 4-year-old student, on a school bus for several hours on the morning of Dec. 19 and was expected to resign.

Cavin was discovered at the school district's transportation facility at about 1 p.m. by another bus driver. The bus he was riding on had been left unlocked outside the facility since about 10 a.m.

Kossuth County Attorney Todd Holmes told the Gazette that after he reviews the investigation conducted by the district, he will determine whether to press charges.

Superintendent Marty Fonley told the paper that the district would take steps to prevent future similar incidents. He added that the bus in question is equipped with a device that requires the driver to walk to the back of the bus to hit a switch, prompting the driver to make a check of the bus in the process.

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Dwight -- DSBSI ltd.    |    Jan 08, 2014 07:26 AM

Think safe, act safe, be safe, do safe. The 4 most important golden rules that reduce/eliminate the chance for an unfortunate situations like this from occurring. How unfortunate for a transportation director that perhaps if he took into consideration that nothing is more important than the concept that safety means "freedom from risk", he probably wouldn't be handing in his resignation. 300:29:1 is a basic rule of safety we all learn. Reduce the 300 unsafe behaviors means we reduce the risk for 29 accidents and we reduce the 1 fatality from happening. All we can do is to reduce/remove the risks to be safer. Child check mate systems help to reduce the risk, but only if it is used properly. Secondly, before we leave the school bus, we are required as part of our post trip to check for sleeping children and hand in our white copy of our DVIR. These are all ending/closing procedures that help to reduce risk as well. Stuff all covered in "School Bus 101- The Basics". -I'm glad the child was ok.

Kris    |    Jan 02, 2014 07:30 PM

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