Mother Planning to Sue Broward Schools After School Bus Mishap

Mother Tracy Mondry said she plans on suing the Broward County School District after her daughter and six other children get off at the wrong stop on the first day of school.

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    Mother Tracy Mondry said she plans on suing the Broward County School District after her daughter and six other children get off at the wrong stop. The school district says the children got off voluntarily. NBC 6's Ari Odzer spoke with Mondry and lawyer Lara Shiner. (Published Thursday, Aug 29, 2013)

    A mother whose child was left at the wrong bus stop on the first day of school said she plans to file a lawsuit against the Broward County School District.

    Parents said seven students from Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs were let off at a bus stop miles away by Broward Health North Medical Center in Pompano Beach on Aug. 19.

    Students Got Off at Wrong Stop Voluntarily, Transportation Department Says

    [MI] Students Got Off at Wrong Stop Voluntarily, Transportation Department Says
    A group of Forest Glen Middle School students from Coral Springs missed their scheduled stop and voluntarily got off their bus in another city, the Broward County Public Schools Transportation Department said Tuesday. That account conflicts with that provided by Samantha Cisneros, 10, her father Wilson Cisneros and Tony Sanders, the grandfather of a student, who said the girls were dropped off in the wrong city. (Published Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013)

    "Why am I filing a lawsuit? Because I feel that it should be made an example of," mother Tracy Mondry said. "When a child says to you, 'It's not my stop, you missed my stop,' acknowledge it."

    Mondry said her daughter was left unsupervised and under bad circumstances, and that surveillance video shows the bus driver ignored the children.

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    "The school bus driver clearly did not follow the protocol," Mondry's lawyer Lara Shiner said.

    Officials did not release the video, saying it is part of an ongoing investigation.

    Meanwhile, the school district's Transportation Department has said that the bus made its scheduled stops and that the children did not recognize their stop. The department said the driver told students who missed their stop to stay on the bus until he could drive them back to their stop, but instead they got off near Sample Road in Pompano Beach.

    School District spokesperson Tracy Clark said there would be no comment on a lawsuit that has not yet been filed.

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