School bus shooting nearby

roadkingroadking Senior MemberPosts: 3,056 Senior Member
This is a really bad "development" about 9 miles away, the regional police even have a substation along with a security force. Lots of gang activity. Granted, it was pellet rifles, but some of them rifles are pretty potent, and maybe something larger next time...

We are in a different district, but both our kids take the bus. Aside from homeschooling or dropping off and picking up (neither are options), how would you prepare for this/protect your kid(s)?

Granted, in the morning and the afternoon, one of us are at the bus stop (our driveway), but they are on the bus for an hour each way (2 seperate busses).

Sit by the aisle and have your backpack handy...that's all I got right now.

School Bus Shot with Pellets on First Day of School
http://wnep.com/2015/08/31/school-bus-shot-with-pellets-on-first-day-of-school/

Matt
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    Maybe parents should take turns trailing the school bus for a while. Hopefully, it won't be repeated.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    roadking wrote: »
    This is a really bad "development" about 9 miles away, the regional police even have a substation along with a security force. Lots of gang activity. Granted, it was pellet rifles, but some of them rifles are pretty potent, and maybe something larger next time...

    We are in a different district, but both our kids take the bus. Aside from homeschooling or dropping off and picking up (neither are options), how would you prepare for this/protect your kid(s)?

    Granted, in the morning and the afternoon, one of us are at the bus stop (our driveway), but they are on the bus for an hour each way (2 seperate busses).

    Sit by the aisle and have your backpack handy...that's all I got right now.

    School Bus Shot with Pellets on First Day of School
    http://wnep.com/2015/08/31/school-bus-shot-with-pellets-on-first-day-of-school/

    Matt

    One word..................STUPID!!!

    What life experience could motivate a sicko to shoot at a SCHOOL BUS!!!

    Edited: Never mind, since when does this idiocy need to be logical?
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    :angel2:
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Today's society is completely devoid of logic and runs on high octane hyperbole and hypocrisy with a generous helping of cowardice thrown into the mix for good measure.
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  • fergusontdfergusontd New Member Posts: 1 New Member
    As a school bus driver of over 28 years I have seen alot of weird idiots come out of the woodwork!!
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I have seen many weird school bus drivers !
    Like the South park school bus driver... Crabtree...
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,068 Senior Member
    This gang crap needs to be called what it is: "Domestic Terrorism", and dealt with as such.
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,347 Senior Member
    fergusontd wrote: »
    As a school bus driver of over 28 years I have seen alot of weird idiots come out of the woodwork!!

    If your screen name is your location, I can just imagine. My sister taught in that district, but has since gotten out.

    Welcome aboard!
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