School fixes issue of students standing on bus

Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 23:37:40-04

SKIATOOK, Okla. - One day after 2 Works for You alerted Skiatook Public Schools about students being forced to stand and sit in the aisles of a moving bus, the district has taken steps to fix the problem.

Video taken aboard a Skiatook school bus and obtained by 2 Works for You showed students standing in the aisle as the bus was taking children home.

"They made me sit on the floor," said 6-year-old student Jason Prater.

We showed the video to Superintendent Rick Thomas on Monday who said the issue would be brought up before the school board and a solution would come quickly.

On Tuesday, the district made good on its promise, and says the problem is now fixed.

"We was here today (Tuesday) as they were loading. We made sure we had teachers, principal and myself getting on the buses making sure the students was in their seats," said Mike Earp, Director of Operations at Skiatook High School.

Earp said the maximum capacity is 77 passengers. He said this wasn't an issue of overcrowding, but rather the bus driver not doing what he's supposed to do.


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