Letter: Schools should have called parents about bus search

Published 7:37 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In light of Monday’s events concerning the alleged weapon on Clark County Schools bus 61, I have mixed emotions.

I am thankful no one was hurt, thankful the police took the appropriate precautions and thankful that a weapon was not found. But, I am also angry.

I am not angry with the police department or the student who reported the alleged weapon.

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I am angry with the school administrators.

My 13-year-old daughter was on that bus and I was not notified about the incident until 2:30 p.m. via a robocall from the school board making it clear they had no involvement in the reporting of the alleged weapon. Keep in mind, this is seven hours after the incident and it went out to the entire school district.

The failure to immediately notify the parents of the children on the bus was a blatant display of disrespect and lack of responsibility.

A call would not have taken an exorbitant amount of time as there was a small number of students between two different schools on the bus.

I am appalled that this was not considered by either school.

We entrust our children to the schools of this county while they are with them and my children have been brought up to respect the educators and administrators.

I would like to think the system would reciprocate the same respect to parents and students.

Shannon Woodring