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Parents upset about long wait for school buses in Cape Coral

Posted at 7:02 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 19:02:31-04
CAPE CORAL, Fla., - Cape Coral parents reaching out to Four In Your Corner, worried about their kid's safety at school bus stops where they say their children are often left waiting for more than an hour without warning.
 
This is happening in a neighborhood just one mile from where a suspicious person made sexual comments to a girl walking to her bus stop last week.
 
"It's very concerning. It makes you nervous," said Ryan Rushlow, a parent of a 6th grader at North Fort Myers Art Academy. 
 
"I'm worried that something could happen to my child, being left out in the dark, making my child afraid," said Cerissa Rushlow, the boy's mother.
 
Other parents say they're frustrated that they don't get any notification or explanation from the District.
 
"Think about all those kids that are targets for pedopiles and kidnappings or whatever when those parents that are at work don't know their kids aren't on the bus," said Sarah Rodgriguez, a parent.
 
Four In Your Corner reached out to the Lee County School District to find out what's behind the delays. In a statement, a spokeswoman says, "The school and the transportation department are working with the family."
 
"Anything beyond 15 minutes late, parents should be getting a call," said Ryan Rushlow.