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Subject: Jeers/Cheers for staff

Mom_Mel wrote: Creepy bus driver?

Alright so I don’t know where to put this, because honestly I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble. My five year old daughter just started 1st grade so you know how it is, new year, new school, new teachers, etc.. But I can’t help but feel uneasy about her new bus driver. I think I’m being paranoid, so I don’t want to name any names, but he gave me an odd vibe when I saw him. Has anybody else had this experience?

Re: creepy bus driver
Deigo1146 wrote:
Are you talking about the old guy with the glass eye that drives route 56?

Mom_mel replied:
Yes! That’s the one! You know I don’t even know the poor man’s name. But I just don’t want my daughter scared to go to school.

Re: creepy bus driver
RobinandJames wrote:

Hey momma Mel, I noticed your concern and just wanted to give you a heads up, I’m sure you are just over thinking it; my son rides his route and hasn’t ever complained about it. Of course he did just start this week too, but when I walked him to the bus everybody on there looked asleep to me.

Re: creepy bus driver
Diego1146 wrote:
My son told me his name is Mr.Charlie, sounds friendly I suppose. But I got a better look at him today, I can see why he creeps you out. The burns on his face and right side of his body would probably give me nightmares if I was a kid.

Mom_mel replied:
As it turns out Chloe has been having a few restless nights since she started school. I thought it was just new school jitters, but what if you’re right?

RobinandJames replied:

Guys, I think you are both twisting this out of proportion. I know when I was younger I had a few teachers that scared me, but my parents told me that everybody was a person no matter what they look like on the outside

Re: creepy bus driver
Diego1146 wrote:
Ok, so after reading what Robin wrote I felt bad and decided to go up to the bus and talk to Mr Charlie, but I didnt get very far! Why you ask? Something on there stunk, and I mean bad! Like an animal had died or something. After I got over that, I tried to chat him up but didn’t get much out of him until the afternoon. He turned to me and asked casually, “Is your child riding tomorrow?”

I’m not sure why. But I didn’t like the way he said it.

Alex2011 replied:

I am so glad somebody else said something! I know this is just the first week of school but I’m a single mom, and my son is scared of the building already. After he saw this bus driver he bit his tongue so hard it caused him to bleed in his mouth! I instantly made him a car rider. It’s a few more minutes out of my day. But that guy seriously has problems

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Mom_mel wrote:
Okay, now I’m really concerned Chloe hasn’t gotten much sleep at all this week and she is walking around almost in a catatonic state. I took her to the doctor and he said it was like she had experienced some kind of trauma! I’m going to talk to the school and complain.

RobinandJames replied:

I feel sorry for him and all of you who fail to see he is just a senior citizen that is trying to eek out a living. Probably a Vietnam vet that deserves our respect. Y’all should be ashamed.

Alex2016 replied:
We’re just concerned about our children and their health, is that a crime?

RobinandJames replied:
I’m just saying leave it be and teach your kids to respect elderly one’s and disabled people

Re: creepy bus driver

Mom_mel wrote:
I left a message for the office, but I got a better look at the bus driver today. Maybe I was seeing things. But I’m almost positive when I saw his reflection in the mirror his face looked more like a skull. I think after this week is up I’m going to make Chloe a car rider too.

Devin1146 replied:

So I just needed to get on here right away and post this. I got a curious email from the school today.

To the parent(s) of Jeffrey Tomlinson,

We are sending you this message out of concern for your son’s absence at school since the beginning of the semester. We hope all is well, and trust that if you have any issues or concerns you will send a private message to our secretary or to the principal. If you need anything please let us know,

So… I know for a fact Jeff gets on the bus every morning…. I walk him there.

RobinandJames replied:

I got this email too. Odd. I see my boy get on everyday… so. Where is the bus dropping them off at??

Re: creepy bus driver

Mom_mel wrote:

Its almost six and Chloe isn’t home yet, I have been sitting at the bus stop for hours. I called the cops and they gave me the usual BS. Runaway blah blah. I’m like, she’s five! Jesus! Please somebody tell me their kid is okay.

RobinandJames replied:
Nick didn’t come home either. I called the school. They told me they didn’t have a bus driver that worked there by that name.

Devin1146 replied:
Jeffrey isn’t home. Guys, PM me, lets get to the police together maybe they will do something.

Re: creepy bus driver

OffDutyFrank wrote:

Evening everyone, Im a retired officer up in Newton, and in my spare time I try to tackle unsolved cases.
This may be just coincidence but your story reminded me of an incident we had back in 58.
A bus crashed on the side of the road and tipped over with 12 kids inside it. All 12 managed to get out though, and there was only one casualty: the driver.

The burns made it near impossible to recognize his body, but there was one distinguishing characterestic: he had a glass eye.

Mom_mel replied:

I waited for twelve hours. Maybe it was even longer than that. It was the dead of night. I was just about to give up, go home and cry my eyes out. Maybe do more than that. And then the air felt so still.
I saw the bus arrive, the headlights piercing the fog. I ran up to it, I don’t know what I was thinking, I saw the children still trapped onboard sitting there staring blank eyed and unmoving. I begged him, I must have been on my knees. Please, take me instead.
That got his attention, he turned toward me, and had a look on his face that will haunt me for the rest of my days.
“I’m sorry, we’re all full right now,” Mr. Charlie told me, and then smiled and asked, “But do you have any other children at home?”

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