Louisiana school bus drivers have a solemn charge: take our children to school every morning and bring them home safely every afternoon. Most bus drivers take this duty seriously and drive the school children as if they were their own. Unfortunately, not all of them share this sense of responsibility and perhaps as a result of this, accidents happen.
Every day, millions of children board school buses to head off to school. Parents trust the drivers to exercise the utmost caution with their loved ones and expect them to return home safely every afternoon. More often than not that is the case. But even one aberration is one too many, especially when it involves the lives of children.
In early March, a group of teenagers geared up for a parade. For this group, it meant putting on a uniform, lacing up their boots and topping the ensemble off with a hat. It meant making sure the brass was shined, extra reeds were available and the flags were wrapped up and ready to go.