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My daughter was left alone at the school bus stop after they changed routes without notifying us. School negligence?

Kennewick, WA |

My daughter is 7 years old, and according to her, they let the kids off at the stop, closed the doors, and drove off before checking to see if her ride was there. She was left at a busy intersection and stood there, until someone she barely knows picked her up and notified us she had done so.

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Terrible conduct by the bus staff. Make a rousing complaint -- all the way up the chain of responsibility for the school.

But not a lawsuit unless some specific harm ensued. I think you would have mentioned it if this awful conduct resulted in injury to her.

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Ms. McCall is absolutely correct. You should address this with the principal, the superintendent, and even the school board. However, unless there were damages, this is definitely not something that you can sue for. It needs to be addressed administratively instead of through the courts.

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