Minn. driver accused of forcing child to walk home

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 27, 2013 - 12:24 PM
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ivanbroFeb. 27, 1312:51 PM

That's why children from up North are so tough.

ti1310Feb. 27, 13 1:01 PM

--- A perfect example of Obama's so called "cuts" and shows the lies being thrown out by White house. Make a huge increase one time and then Scream about cuts. From the Washington post --- The budget for Head Start has been supercharged in recent years, jumping from $6.87 billion in 2008 to $7.97 billion in 2012. Enrollment, which was slightly over 900,000 for a decade, jumped to 964,000 in 2011 after receiving a $2 billion appropriation in the stimulus law, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Moreover, though the stimulus was intended to be temporary, the 7 percent boost in the size of Head Start has become permanent. So, in effect, the sequester — which would order a cut of $422 million in Head Start — would begin to unravel an expansion in the program recently engineered by the administration. The 2008 enacted amount for Head Start, translated into 2013 dollars, would be $7.45 billion. The post-sequester total for Head Start would leave the program at $7.55 billion. So the Obama administration would still be slightly ahead of the game even after sequester.

budgrant00Feb. 27, 13 1:16 PM

If "tears were frozen to his face" he would have frostbite. Snot-sickles perhaps. Not a proper action by the bus driver, but given we walked half a mile down our driveway (up hill both ways) I doubt the kid was harmed in any way. Bus drivers have a hard job dealing with kids, and not everyone is cut out for it. Move on.

rarejerbearFeb. 27, 13 1:19 PM

It would have been nice if it was mentioned in this Star Tribune story that the boy has special needs but, unfortunately, you have to read the Bemidji newspaper's version of this incident to learn that.

genericloginFeb. 27, 13 1:45 PM

rarejerbear - thanks for filling in the facts that the strib always seems to miss.

LisgrantFeb. 27, 13 2:18 PM

This story breaks my heart. Bus drivers are supposed to get our kids SAFELY from point A to point B. One would hope they do so with compassion, *especially* for a child with special needs.

usa1345Feb. 27, 13 2:20 PM

budgrant00: We walked more than 1/2 a mile to school (no hills) but our mother saw to it that we were dressed warm. The mother said he was wearing a coat but didn't have mittens or boots that afternoon. But the bus driver didn’t care. He made him walk in the freezing weather anyway. Frozen tears or not, it was extremely cold.

dagnabbitFeb. 27, 13 2:20 PM

Good thing the driver resigned. Deserved to be fired, but all's well that end's well.

Gloria1985Feb. 27, 13 2:27 PM

A misbehaving six year old should be dealt with appropriately regardless of special needs. Forcibly preventing him from disembarking at his house then kicking him off the bus down the road is not an appropriate response. I understand how frustrating children can be, as I have three of my own. Putting them in harm's way does nothing to help them learn to live in society.

horns27Feb. 27, 13 2:39 PM

Special Needs no He has ADHD They should know how to act in public. This is a big joke. Not say i agree with the bus driver many other ways that this person could have dealt with. If you thing a bus driver has it easy go drive a mini van with with 7 kids multiply that 5-6 times. and add the fact your driving a BUS.


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