When we put our kids on the school bus each morning and wait for them to arrive home on the bus each afternoon, we generally do not give much thought to whether or not the bus driver will be sober while driving his or her route. The reason for this is that we assume the school board or contracted bus company will its do its job and make sure to hire well-trained competent drivers, and we assume the drivers will not put the lives of dozens of children at risk by drinking and driving a school bus.
Unfortunately, according to the allegations in a recent news feature from CBS Boston, this is not an assumption we can always make. Authorities report they were called to Tantasqua Junior High School around two in the afternoon this past week. They were first told it was a medical emergency, and they dispatched paramedics to the school. Continue reading