Safety

Dad upset about school bus overcrowding arrested

Posted on September 3, 2014

JONESBORO, Ga. — WFMY News2 reports a father was arrested after he allegedly blocked a Clayton County Public Schools bus driver from closing the door so she couldn’t finish her route because he is upset that some students have to sit on the floor in the school bus due to overcrowding.

Carlos Davis is charged with disrupting public schools operation. The confrontation tied up traffic for 45 minutes and delayed getting students home, according to the news outlet.

Vicki Constantinides, a spokeswoman for Clayton County Public Schools, told WFMY News2 the district has nearly 2,000 more elementary school students riding the bus this year compared with last year. While state rules allow districts to seat buses at 120% capacity, she added, this is a temporary situation. The district told the news outlet it is adding more buses to reduce the number of children on each one and is searching for about two dozen more drivers.

To read the full story, click here.

Related Topics: Georgia, parent disputes

Comments ( 1 )
  • Douglas

     | about 3 years ago

    I don't blame the Dad, but there are better ways to show your concern. Go to the School Board and voice your concerns. If that doesn't work hit the media and draw support from other parents who may not be aware of the overcrowding. As a bus driver I know the importance of the students sitting properly in seats. but there safer and more LEGAL ways to get what you want>

More Stories
News

Mother Gets Probation for Assaulting School Bus Driver

Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.

Product

Portable Child Restraint

HSM Transportation Solutions’ C.E. White Portable Child Restraint for school buses, a five-point restraint system, is designed to accommodate children weighing 20 to 90 pounds and up to 57 inches in height.

Product

2-Camera System

The DS2 is a two-camera vehicle event recording system that combines high-definition video recording, fleet telematics, and vehicle operating data on one screen for better incident review and driver coaching.

As Maryland’s new state director of pupil transportation, Gabriel Rose (seen here) replaces Leon Langley, who stepped down from the position in July.
News

New State Director Named in Maryland

Gabriel Rose, who previously served as a security specialist for Talbot County (Md.) Public Schools, replaces Leon Langley as state director.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!