DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)- First grader Amarion Taylor spent more than an hour and a half stranded on a Dayton Public School bus Tuesday due to the icy roads.
“It was wobbly. My bus driver told me to stay calm, to stay calm,” says Taylor.
While this school bus was waiting for help near the intersection of St. James Avenue and Kensington Drive, another one became stranded just a few feet away.
A district spokesperson tells us there was a total of 35 school buses that got stuck Tuesday. There were also six accidents involving school buses. No one was hurt and no bus drivers were cited.
This has many parents like Dawnyelle Carr questioning the district’s decision not to cancel school Tuesday. Her daughter was aboard one of those stranded buses.
“I’m very upset. There should be no reason the bus is stuck on the hill. The school people didn’t even call me. The bus driver called me because my daughter had to use the restroom. It’s crazy,” comments Carr.
After picking up her daughter from that bus, Carr decided to keep her home for the day.
Amarion’s grandmother, Charlene Scroggins, also chose not to take him to school.
“He’s not going today. I’m not putting him in harm’s way. It’s safety first. It’s safety first. I don’t want to get a call and say he fell and bumped his head,” explains Scroggins.
Amarion says he has mixed feelings about that.
“Upset, a little happy,” says Amarion.
And he has some thoughts on what happened.
“Crazy stuff. I think. I think that they should clear the roads, break all the ice and stuff,” suggests Amarion.