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More parents upset over Lee County Schools bus system

Posted at 6:25 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 18:25:14-04
Frustrations with the Lee School District mounting over student's being dropped off at the wrong bus stop. A third parent has reached out to Four In Your Corner, claiming her two young boys were left alone in the rain, two miles from their actual stop. But, the School District says it did nothing wrong in this case.
 
"My heart dropped cause I'm like I have no idea where my kids were and if they were even with somebody that was safe at this point," said Shawna Adkins-Haney, a mother of 7 and 10 year old boys at Hancock Creek Elementary. 
 
Adkins-Haney tells Fox4 that she got a call Friday afternoon around 3:10 from her son. Her son flagged a lady down in her car to use her cell phone so that he could call his mom to tell her that the bus driver dropped them off at the wrong stop and they didn't know where they were. 
 
"I should be able to trust that when I send them off that they're being taken care of and they weren't. It fell through the cracks and I don't think it was made a big enough deal," Adkins-Haney said.
 
Four In Your Corner reached out to the Lee County School district to find out what they're doing to address the issue. A spokeswoman tells us off camera that there was no issue. The boys were assigned a stop based on their address and where they got off was their correct stop, according to the driver.
 
Adkins-Haney says that's not possible because the boys were dropped off a half hour earlier than the bus stop schedule indicated. 
 
" If they are hiring these people to keep our kids safe and take care of our children, then they're being selective on who they're hiring and making sure they have a protocol in place so this stops happening," Adkins-Haney said.
 
The mother has decided to pick up her kids from school for the rest of the year because she is not comfortable with them riding the school bus.