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“You can walk home.” OPS student dropped off at wrong address


Seven-year-old Quincy Walker is seen on doorbell video crying and looking confused. He was hot, tired and scared. “It was heartbreaking when she sent me the video, I cried,” Makayla Walker, Quincy’s mother. The video shows Quincy standing in the doorway of a familiar home he found, a block from where the Student Transportation of America bus driver dropped him off. did you get home?” Walker asked. Walker said that after he was picked up from Picotte Elementary, the driver did not take him to his bus stop. She said he dropped Quincy off at the wrong address.” He said he told the bus driver, ‘This is not my stop. I don’t know where I am’, and the bus driver told him, ‘You can get off and you can walk home’… is exactly what he said, ‘You can walk home,'” she said. Walker said she moved last February to the block next and had given OPS her new address. She said they had had no problems until Thursday, when she said the regular driver was away and a replacement driver was behind the wheel.” Never mind the address on the sheet, none of that matters. bus driver got a 7-year-old child off the bus and he doesn’t know where he was and that’s what matters,” Walker said. During the interview with OPS Superintendent Michelle, the Dr. Cheryl Logan, personally called Walker Walker said Logan also saw the video of Quincy crying and said she was investigating the incident safely transporting more than 18,000 students to and from the school every day. We take this privilege and responsibility very seriously. Upon investigating the incident, the drop off occurred at the address on file for our family. We regret this situation did not meet our standards. to attend to students. as our contract department no longer transports students to our district. Our superintendent, district transportation staff and school principal have all been in direct contact with our family to express our concern and our support. We will continue to examine the matter carefully.”

Seven-year-old Quincy Walker is seen on doorbell video crying and looking confused.

He was hot, tired and scared.

“It was heartbreaking when she sent me the video, I cried,” said Makayla Walker, Quincy’s mother.

The video shows Quincy standing in the doorway of a familiar home he found, a block from where the Student Transportation of America bus driver dropped him off.

“If she hadn’t been home, then where would he have gone?” How would he have come home? Walker asked.

Walker said after he was picked up from Picotte Elementary, the driver did not take him to his bus stop. She said he dropped Quincy off at the wrong address.

“He said he told the bus driver, ‘This is not my stop. I don’t know where I am”, and the bus driver said to him, “You can get off and you can walk back”… that’s exactly what he said, ‘You can go home at foot,’” she said.

Walker said she moved last February to the next block and gave her new address to the OPS. She said they had had no problems until Thursday when she said the regular driver was away and a replacement driver was behind the wheel.

“It doesn’t matter the address on the sheet, none of that matters. What matters is that a bus driver got a 7-year-old child off the bus and he doesn’t know where he was and that’s what matters,” Walker says.

During the interview with Michelle, OPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan personally called Walker.

Walker said Logan also saw the video of Quincy crying and said she was investigating the incident.

“She said, ‘I want you to know that I’m so sorry for what happened,'” Walker said.

PAHO also sent a statement.

Our district is committed to safely transporting more than 18,000 students to and from school each day. We take this privilege and this responsibility very seriously.

Upon investigating the incident, the drop off occurred at the address registered for our family. We regret that this situation did not meet our standard of care for students. The replacement driver for our contracted service no longer transports students within our district.

Our superintendent, district transportation staff and school principal have all been in direct contact with our family to express our concern and support. We will continue to carefully review the matter.”


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