Friday, May 26, 2017

A disturbing incident

Submitted.
A disturbing incident occurred last week. A lakewood elementary girls school went on a Lag B'aomer trip to Staten Island. At a certain point perhaps the bus was rowdy the bus driver pulled out a knife on the girls said something to the effect  of your lives are in my hands. A brave teacher called the police who surrounded the bus and removed the driver. The school supposedly contacted the parents following the incident.
 When it comes to abuse everyone is quick to publicize everything in the name of protecting the children why is there a silence on this story?
what is being done to protect children from such incidents in the future?

16 comments:

  1. What do you suggest ? Can we protect ourselves from every crazy person on this world. Do you know exactly what happened?

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    1. Are you kidding! These are little girls and the guy pulled out a knife on them and threatened them. What is even scarier that it's a local company and the driver was most probably transporting children to school on a daily basis.
      The school and bus company must reassure parents and the public that all steps are taken to prevent such incidents in the future.
      Are they screening drivers?
      Was there ever a prior incident with this driver?
      We're all parents notified?
      Is there any accountability?

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  2. The parents were not contacted. Certainly not all of them ...

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  3. The writer of this letter is a hypocrite. He's upset that nobody is talking about the story, then proceeds to hide the details from us, the readers.

    How am I supposed to talk about the story without any details.

    Idiots.

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  4. If camp benos /agudah in the mountains didnt feel it was necessary to alert thr parents about what happened 2 years ago on benos , then why should a bus knife story be different.

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    1. Call up the ny state police and they will give u some detail (or maybe not).

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  5. If the issue was dealt with there is no need to create mass hysteria. BH there was a teacher on the bus and no one was harmed. What if Chas Veshalom there was no adult supervising? Its scary that we entrust our children to spend an hour on the bus with no supervision.

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  6. When abuse is covered up, it is also covered up when perpetrated by someone who is not a member of our community. The basic idea is 'everything is good and nothing bad happens under our jurisdiction'

    Scary but true. Can someone stand up to the plate and tell us which school this was?

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  7. Why don't we have more bus drivers from our own community? It would give the bus companies the ability to hire only the best instead of being desperate for drivers and hiring anyone with the proper licensing.

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    1. Because unfortunately, Livishe Hashkafah has taught the masses that lowly work such as bus driving, is beneath them. In Monsey you couldn't get a bus driving job if you wanted to.

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  8. At the amount ,the bus companies charge per route ,they can only afford to pay a relatively low wage to the drivers. If you want them to,put their drivers 35 dollars an hour and attract a higher quality drives, then pay them more to transport the students. Oh I forgot ,we don't want to pay more but we want them to pay the drivers more. Sorry.

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    1. Don't disparage the bus companies for offering work, some runs are a half hour long and you still get the $20 an hour for that run. In a Jewish town of 10,000 or more families, a Frum bus company should struggle with finding drivers? That's ridiculous. A yeshiva guy can learn the whole day and still do a few runs and come home with $600 a week in his pocket.

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  9. In,most cases its 20 for a full hour. You also need to wait many months till the state approved your bus license.

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