WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Many Wentzville parents are upset after students say a bus driver left a girl on the side of the road with a broken leg.
"They left a girl sitting in the street by herself injured," said one parent.
Parents of students who attend Frontier Middle School tell News 4 their kids were riding bus number 10 when another student fell off the bus in the Briar Chase neighborhood.
Students aboard that bus say after the girl fell, she was screaming out in pain when the bus driver decided to leave her there.
News 4 reached out to the father of the injured child, he declined our request for an interview but he said his daughter broke her leg from that fall.
Several students on-board the bus said the girl laid in the street by herself for at least 10 minutes.
"You wonder about a policy where you have adults who've made the decision to leave a child in the street," said a Wentzville parent.
News 4 reached out to the school district, who sent the following statement:
A student tripped getting off of a bus yesterday afternoon. While an aide on the bus checked to make sure the student was okay, the driver phoned dispatch. Dispatch made contact with the student’s parent who indicated it was okay for the bus to proceed on its route because he was only a couple of minutes from home.
While we were not aware of the extent of the student’s injury, the student should not have been left, even with the parent’s consent.
The transportation team met this morning after reviewing the incident and going forward in those situations, a team member will go to the scene and the driver will wait until there is an adult with the student to ensure their safety before proceeding on their route.
Anytime a student or staff member is involved in an accident or is injured, we review our response in order to identify what could or should have been done differently. Our thoughts are certainly with this student for a quick and full recovery.
News 4 wanted to know if any school employees were disciplined. District leaders said they couldn’t disclose that information.
News 4 learned there were cameras on the school bus and asked for the video. We are waiting to hear back.