Richmond County student left at wrong place

By: Jessica Floyf Email
By: Jessica Floyf Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock, August 16, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Stephen Taul says his daughter will never ride the school bus again.

His six-year-old daughter attends Copeland Elementary. On Tuesday, she was dropped off at the wrong apartment complex and was faced with crossing four lanes of traffic on Wrightsboro Road to get home.

"She just kind of panicked after she got off the bus and realized she wasn't at the right complex," said Taul.

The little girl ended up walking past "Rooms to Go" where two employees took her to safety and called for help.

A police officer picked the child up and returned her to her worried family.

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  • by mary Location: heph on Aug 20, 2007 at 12:38 PM
    As a parent, I would suggest taking a few "mock" rides with your child before the school year begins. We will never fix all the problems but we might come up with some helpful solutions.
  • by Terry Location: homemaker on Aug 17, 2007 at 06:32 PM
    Thank you "Rooms to Go" employees. Bless you! I saw a young man stepping into traffic right in front of me one day, she could never have judged the right time to cross that traffic. She had two guardian angels Tuesday. Why is this happening so often this year? I just heard a 10 year old has claimed someone tried to kidnap her at a busstop. Vigilance, everyone, vigilance-like those employees-to combat the evil around us.
  • by Adrienne Location: Augusta on Aug 17, 2007 at 05:34 AM
    I blame the School
  • by Parents United Location: Augusta on Aug 16, 2007 at 08:30 PM
    Negligence runs from top to bottom in Richmond County Schools.
  • by ron Location: mcduffie on Aug 16, 2007 at 06:00 PM
    I would image it is very difficult for the bus drivers to always know where kids should be left and where they live. With all of the noise and laughter I am sure it is not an easy job. Maybe a bus monitor should be on board the bus for the first couple of weeks to double check the children leaving the bus.
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