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R.I. bus monitor suspended after girl left stranded

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:37 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. » Officials in Providence, R.I., say they've suspended a school bus monitor after a 5-year-old girl was dropped off with no one waiting for her and she roamed city streets for more than an hour.

Antonia Dwyer tells WJAR-TV her daughter was supposed to get in a van and be taken to a day care after attending Harry Kizirian Elementary School on Wednesday. Instead, she got on a bus and was dropped off on Branch Avenue.

Dwyer says a random couple saw her daughter wandering and took care of her. Dwyer later met up with them at a diner. The girl wasn't harmed.

Providence School Superintendent Susan Lusi says what happened was inexcusable and the bus monitor has been suspended pending an investigation. Officials also are examining school dismissal procedures.

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ryan02 wrote:
The bus driver's job is to provide transport. The driver did that. Who's job is it to make sure a five year old gets to her day care? Probably the parents. Once again we see parents expecting everyone under the sun (except themselves, of course) to be responsible for their kids. If the school assured the parents that the school will arrange to get the girl to day care, then the school is at fault. But the driver did his/ her job and seems like he/ she is a scape goat.
on August 30,2013 | 06:43AM
cojef wrote:
Taking charge of raising kids no longer a priority with parents, nowadays. It's ll about me.
on August 30,2013 | 07:27AM
kauailawyer wrote:
What's wrong with the kid? Can't follow instructions from mom?
on August 30,2013 | 08:20AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
What about the person or persons that were supposed to pick the child up at the designated location? Where do they fall in this whole thing?
on August 30,2013 | 10:26AM
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