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Last updated on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
(INDIANAPOLIS) - A child is recovering after getting dragged by a school bus. Her mother says she doesn’t blame the bus driver.
The child's mother has an important warning for other parents about children's backpacks.
The Warren Township kindergartner has some bumps and bruises. She got off the bus Monday afternoon near Platinum and Foxbriar Place as Keah, her mom, watched from the front porch.
But this time, something on the girl's backpack got caught in the school bus door and the bus driver had no clue it happened. When the bus pulled off, dragging her daughter, the mother screamed and managed to get the driver to stop.
"I could see her getting dragged underneath the bus and I ran screaming down the block and the bus stop. I can't be sure what got caught in the bus," explained Keah. "She had a tag that was hanging up here and I have cut that off since but I would definitely warn not to have anything hanging off her backpack at all."
The mother is not blaming the bus driver. However, a report was filed with Warren Township Schools transportation.
The school district released this statement:
"The district's expectation is for all bus drivers to follow the standard, statewide CDL procedure of scanning the front, both sides, and the steps of the bus during boarding and exiting. "
At 5 pm, we'll explain the school district's procedures and protocols when it comes to boarding and exiting the school bus. In the meantime, Keah is thankful her daughter escaped what could have been very serious injuries.
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