Skip to comments.Bus driver drops off girl, 4, at homeless shelter after her first day of school
Posted on 08/31/2012 8:14:53 PM PDT by Morgana
A four-year-old girl was dropped off at a homeless shelter miles from her home by a bus driver on her first day at preschool.
LadyOurlove McInnis was left stranded at Mary's Place in Minneapolis, Minnesota after her address tag came detached from her backpack and the driver failed to check where to leave her.
The girl's mother, LadyAshley Myers, called a school district office to ask why her daughter had not been dropped off on Wednesday - and an official said she did not know where the youngster was.
When a staff member at the homeless shelter, which is the last stop on the bus route, called the district office to report the extra child, officials contacted Myers.
'They told me that they wanted to put her in a taxi cab and send her home,' Myers told KARE11.com. 'I told her, "You're not going to put my four-year-old in a taxi cab!"'
Instead, she went to collect the child from officials and complained that, even though her daughter was screaming out for her mother, they did not initially hand her over.
Myers, who has called for the driver's termination, told the station that while her daughter enjoyed her first day at Bryn Mawr Elementary, she is still traumatised by the incident.
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Yes that is their names.
Yes, they have absurd names, but what has that got to do with an irresponsible bus driver?
As a unemployed Lawyer...I'll take that case your honor....I see trauma as far as the eye can see!
Well, at least one thing was done right in this sordid tale. While it's nice to know that the mother had to verify that she was, indeed, the child's mother before the child was handed over to her--it's terrible that the child was put off the bus at the wrong stop. I can just imagine how frightened the mother was when her baby didn't come home from school!
You should see some of the names the Pilgrims and Roundheads gave to their children.
And to think, if this young girl ever grows up to be a titan of industry, Libs like Obama will credit her success to this bus driver.
I can't fault the officials for verifying that she was the real mother (assuming that was the reason for the delay). A bizarre event like this warrants extra caution.
What is it about the Amish that compel such biblical names?
report an extra child....
so she wasn’t dropped off by herself
“so she wasnt dropped off by herself”
No, apparently the homeless shelter is one of the stops on the school bus’ route. Which probably says volumes in itself.
“Yes that is their names.”
And yet, they’re not the ones who screwed up, are they?
What’s the bus driver’s name, John “I’m a dope” Smith?
“As a unemployed Lawyer...I’ll take that case your honor....I see trauma as far as the eye can see!”
As a law firm bookkeeper, I say GO FOR IT!
It’s for the CHILDREN!
All states require children to be five to enter kindergarten.
Not only that, but the bus driver was being racist.
Especially at a HOMELESS SHELTER.
“You should see some of the names the Pilgrims and Roundheads gave to their children.”
I love those names. What are they called “quality” names? Something like that.
Now, some are silly, like Cotton Mather. Who names their child after a fiber?
But Cotton’s relative (I forget how) Increase Mather, let’s face it, that’s a name!
Some seem ill-fated, like poor Chastity Bono (and maybe other girls named Chastity, at least I hope they stayed girls, even if they did not remain Chaste).
But many are wonderful. Honor is a great name (but you’ve got to have the right surname to go with it), Hope, Faith, Charity, and one of my faves Prudence.
Maybe others can think of more.
I like these names, I hope they’ll come back into style.
STOP RIGHT THERE.
I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW.
BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER....
Do you really think Intravenia or (any letters here...isha) or Moon Unit are much better ?
Yes that is their names.
Where does it say kindergarten? This was a preschool.
Raymond Luxury-Yacht understands.
But they never ended up lost either.
As a law firm bookkeeper, I say GO FOR IT!
Its for the CHILDREN! <<<
Damn you drive a hard bargain!!!!...but yes...your hired at twice your previous salary ...plus 10% of my profit when we win the case......
I knew a Loyal Walker.
to be 5 sometime during that semester maybe?
For public schools, the child has to be 5 before a certain date. In Colorado, it is October 1.
I went to school with a SpiritGlen Levit. Rather a mellow fellow.
More absurd names, but that’s their families’ business. Now, back to a bus driver dropping off a four-year old—what difference does it make what her name is?
Depends on the state or school district as they have a cutoff date usually mid October to turn 5 after that they have to wait til next school year to enroll.
Bryn Mawr Elementary School usually K-5
Ambleside, Blencathra, Eskdale, Rydal, Tarn Hows, Windermere, Larmona, Tresco and Kynance.
My husband’s grandmother was named Providenza. I always thought that was a great name.
I went to school with Sandy Claus. Really.
I grew up near a 300 year old cemetery and almost all the female names were a virtue.
Everywhere I lived, preschool comes the year BEFORE kindergarten. Kindergarten is now considered part of school, that is why the term K-12 is used.
“I can’t fault the officials for verifying that she was the real mother (assuming that was the reason for the delay). A bizarre event like this warrants extra caution.”
On the other hand the shelter was going to launch her unaccompanied in a taxi cab??? Perhaps that was the school. Crazy story. Missing my four year old though, I would have been freaking out! What a clown parade.
G.G. Jackson was one of many women employed by agencies of the federal government. She had been born in Chicago's South Side in 1963. Her mother, Shavonna Jackson, had been fifteen at the time. Like many 15-year-old single mothers, Shavonna Jackson had not thought much about the realities of motherhood, including the immediate problem of what to name her offspring.
Concurrently, overworked interns on rotation in ghetto hospitals did what they could to entertain themselves amid 20-hour days in depressing surroundings. In 1963, as in all other years, one of the standard gambits among interns assigned to inner-city delivery rooms was to see who could cause the most outrageous name to be printed on the birth certificate of children born to ghetto teenagers.
The second week of February, 1963 saw some serious competition among interns in south Chicago. In a five-day period, there were Chicago-area births registered for Madison Avenue Washington, Epluribus Wilson, Nosmo King (inspired by a waiting room sign), Simian Cook, and Anus Brown. The award that week, however, went to a young doctor from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, who hated working in the Chicago facility. He had suggested to Miss Jackson that she give her infant daughter a distinctive, happy-sounding name, and offered one he thought appropriate. He pronounced the first name with the accent on the second syllable, and Shavonna thought it sounded nice. Like 'Gloria', only fancier. People who read the name would pronounce it differently, but Shavonna could not read, so the impact of the intern's joke was not felt for some time.
[G.G. Jackson's name is not revealed until hundreds of pages later...]
I'm talking about names like Diewell Sykes, IfChristhadnotdiedfortheethouhadstbeendamned Barebones, Weakly Elkins, Nomerit Vynall, Humiliation Hinde, Buried Muschamp, Flydebate Smart.
Oh my goodness!
I suppose this person was best known as “Iffy”.
That does make the two gal’s names seem quite tame in comparison.
IfChristhadnotdiedfortheethouhadstbeendamned was actually his middle name. First name was Nicholas, which he tended to use more, for some reason. His father was named Praise-God, and was the guy Barebones Parliament was named after.
Nick was an interesting guy, one of the first to promote the idea of the free market, and so kind of a predecessor to Adam Smith.
I believe Nicholas was the son with the middle name and PraiseGod was the nickname of Nicholas’ father, who actually had this as his own first name.
“Do you really think Intravenia or (any letters here...isha) or Moon Unit are much better ?”
Don’t know who Intravenia is but as for Moon Unit I know what was wrong with Frank Zappa. Eric Cartman and I feel the same way about hippies.
I thought you said this was preschool she was dropped off at...clearly this was not.
How interesting. So did I. In Los Angeles, circa 1980s.
If you are really a lawyer, you need to work on your grammar; it is not “a unemployed lawyer” it is “an unemployed lawyer”.
We have a friend in common.