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School district addresses students who were left on bus

Posted at 10:21 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 22:21:43-04

Band members from Immokalee High School were forced to wait out an hour and a half weather delay before a football game on their school bus.

They were on the school bus while most of their other classmate's took refuge inside Naples High School where the game took place.

"Each school has an emergency action plan, that they put together for various events, so anything for athletics they have protocols they laid out, if this happens here's what we do," said Collier County Schools Spokesperson Greg Turchetta.

Turchetta says in a situation like this, the home team Naples, should have brought Immokalee's players, coaches and cheerleaders inside the school.

"The Immokalee band ended up on their bus, in a safety situation like that, the procedure is, we need to bring the kids into the school."

Turchetta says there was a miscommunication between both schools.  A meeting was held Monday to figure out what went wrong.

"We want kids in the safest place possible, and that's inside one of our very well protected schools."

No one on the bus or at the game was hurt during the weather delay.