Parents react to surprise Boston bus walk off
SOUTH BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Without warning, students were left stranded Tuesday morning when bus drivers walked off the job. The Blackstone Elementary School was packed with parents forced to rearrange their morning, and drop off their kids at school.
“So my daughter is special needs and super young, she's 3, so she’s crying because this is super overwhelming to her. She doesn't understand what's going on,” said Molly Foley, upset about bus strike.
Some students stuck at bus stops got a ride from Boston Police, who were sent out along routes to make sure no one was left behind.
The department says it was blindsided by the stoppage and tried to notify everyone as soon as they found out. Parents wishing they had more notice.
“It has been very crazy because I’ve three kids, three different schools. One is autistic, so without the bus there is no way for him to get to school. I have to drive three different parts of Boston, and it's very inconvenient. You had no notice,” said Vanessa Caines, frustrated parent.
A large police presence was outside Condon Elementary School at dismissal to make sure all the kids got home safe.
Parents say no matter what happens with the bus drivers, they plan to bring their kids to school Wednesday morning themselves.