In this story, the public school system has done it again! The girl is sick on the bus, instead of getting off to go to school and properly checking out with an illness, she stays on the bus while the driver picks up the elementary school kids, then the driver plans to drop her at home on the way. The driver passes out, the teen takes over and stops the bus, saving the kids inside. The teen got weekend detention for cutting class and not adhering to school policy.
If I had been this girl's mother, I would have told school officials to go to hell, no way would my daughter be sitting in weekend detention. Her presence on that bus saved those kids!!
Yes, there are rules for a reason, but the implementation of zero tolerance in schools has effectively taken away any opportunity for individuals in positions of authority to use their brains and common sense to weigh situations carefully and make decisions based upon circumstances.
You can reach Principal Don Livermore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 583-2060