Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Times-News: Mother Still Waiting for Apology From School After Lost-Child Incident

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

A Twin Falls woman says she's been waiting for a simple apology from someone at her daughter's school for putting her 7-year-old on the wrong bus. The mother says she's been waiting for someone to say "I'm sorry" since January.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that Laura Ward had to call the police to help find her daughter, who was found frightened, but safe sitting on the wrong bus. Ward told the Times-News that she would appreciate an apology from someone at Morningside Elementary or the school district.

"They said, 'That's not going to happen.' That they did nothing wrong," said Ward. "We try to teach children to take responsibility when they make mistakes. Well, adults should do the same thing. But that's not happening. All I want is an apology letter."

In the meantime, Ward said her daughter didn't want to return to the school so the mother has begun home-schooling.

A Twin Falls school spokesperson told the Times-News that they were still investigating the matter "before they can determine what happened and if an apology should be used."

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