It's stories like this one from Sevier County that make me wonder why we don't have a second adult on school busses monitoring the children. Who knows what good could come from having a few minutes with a friendly adult on the ride to school in the morning. Maybe a bit of help with the homework? Someone to confide in about an issue at school. Someone to keep order so the driver can concentrate on getting them back and forth safely.
Mother sues Sevier school system
$5.5-million lawsuit alleges racial hostility
KNOXVILLE - The mother of a Seymour Intermediate student filed a $5.5-million federal lawsuit against the county school system here Wednesday morning, claiming school officials failed to protect her son from racial hostility on the part of other students and school personnel.
Reports from the Sevier County Sheriff's Department confirm that in February, a white female student charged Shipwash's client [a black male] with exposing himself on the bus. [From the Mountain Press.]
How many school bus monitors can we pay for with $5.5 million?