Mommy This Is An Emergency

An Illinois mother is outraged after she said her daughter was forced off a school bus nearly a mile away from home in sub-freezing temperatures.

Miranda Prescher says she received a frantic cell phone call from her 10-year-old daughter Trinity Friday afternoon.

"Hey Mommy. This is an emergency. I don't know the way back home," a sobbing Trinity says in the call. "The bus driver kicked me off the bus. She calls my home and I didn't know the way back home. So she kicked me off the bus and I don't have no where to go. Call me please. "

Prescher says a substitute bus driver put Trinity off the bus on a rural highway about a mile from their Cuba home after a classmate informed the driver she missed Trinity's bus stop.

"I finally was able to find her and she was about a mile from our house in 19 degree weather and she had tears frozen to her cheeks, she was purple," she said.

Prescher says she met with School Superintendent Brad Kenser Monday, requesting to see the video of the incident that was recorded but was told she could only see the audio separate from the video.

Kenser declined a request for an on-camera interview.

Prescher says she is worried about her daughter's safety and wanted assurances that the driver would be prevented from taking her daughter home again.

"They're not promising that she won't and that they won't use her services any longer. That's all I want I the whole thing just to know that I can put my child on the bus and know she's coming home safely," she added.

She's considering a lawsuit.


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Feb 10, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    If that was one of my boys, I would have raised one of the biggest tempers of my life at the school board if nothing was done and would file a huge lawsuit over that. That is totally uncalled for and the driver should have their bus driver's license taken away for that, unless some really bad behavior took place, which in this case did not. I would not be afraid to risk jailtime over this type of thing either.
  • by Gmoney101 Location: Greenville on Feb 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    Ok if this were my kid someone's neck would be on a chopping platter right about now. This is unacceptable and completely irresponsible on behalf of the driver. Now suppose this little girl was kidnapped or killed, the repercussions would be intense for the school board. I hope they take action to resolve this and assure that it won't happen again, lest they want this to blow up much further than necessary. If they don't honor this lady's simple request, she should pursue legal action and sue.
  • by to mom of New Bern on Feb 10, 2010 at 08:46 AM
    It only takes a second for a sex offender to pick her up and she is gone forever....10 or 20, right is right and wrong is wrong!!! Let it happen to your precious baby, then lets see how you feel!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2010 at 12:04 AM
    If the only thing you can do in a comment is to bash people and their grammer, then you do not have a valid point in the first place.
  • by Katrina on Feb 9, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    Hi "I Wonder" Thanks for the support. I appreciate you writing back. Of course, after I read your first comment, I went back & proof read my post and thought "OMG - I sounded pretty ignorant too". Glad you didn't notice. Being a "midwesterner/ yankee" like me, I know we both understand how treacherous & deadly the winters up north can be. To all the locals that judge this child & her yankee ways - I still stress the safety of this child as the number one issue here. I felt that the people that judged this situation, not knowing the conditions, had no compassion for human life in general. Once again "thanks" Katrina
  • by To Katrina Location: From "I wonder" on Feb 9, 2010 at 01:02 AM
    I actually wasn't referring to you on my post. Living in Battle Creek, MI for years does give me the right to post from ALL different view points. I agree with you on ALL of your viewpoints, acutally. If you would read the other posts, you would see far worse grammar than what may have been detected in your posting, I didn't notice. It's the ones that I've got NO CLUE what they're trying to say that I have a hard time with. Since I've moved down to the SE, I say that's where I'm from. Don't say "coke" or "pop" say soda. :):) Anyways, some crazy angry people at you, just not one of them. Found nothing offensive or untrue in your postings, girl! No worries!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    to cody, come on man, why you trippin on us yankee's ? oh, you must be blaming someone else for your misfortune.
  • by Katrina on Feb 8, 2010 at 05:56 AM
    Hello - "I wonder" I enjoyed your comment at 0538. Yes, I am a "yankee", and yes, I probably used grammatical errors. I was very upset when I wrote my last post, & did not proof read my comment, as several people that have made comments on this page have not considered the safety of this child. Nor, have many people posting comments been to Illinois in 19 degree weather. Still.... to sum up everything I have read, and posted, the safety & well being of this 10 year old child is my number 1 concern. I am also a college grad, & I apologize for my "faux pas" in my spelling & grammar. From now on, I will proof read my posts & comments more thoroughly. Thank you, Katrina
  • by I wonder.... on Feb 8, 2010 at 02:38 AM
    If some of these adults have worse grammar/spelling than the poor child left in the cold. Yankee this and Yankee that, well: you REDNECKS that can't spell (N or S of Mason Dixon) need to STOP posting this ignorant material. Educated people read it and spend more time attempting to understand your POV than it takes to respond to your ignorance. Do you hold no pride in how you articulate your words/phrases that will be posted for all to see? And you wonder why all the yankees think we're a bunch of idiots. THAT is why they're taking your jobs, you probally can't even fill out the application properly! You people create words! Very sad to see that our general populus posting on this site is mostly illiterate! Maybe write your post on word, use spell check, then cut and paste, then we won't know that you never had to ride the school bus b/c you didn't go to school.
  • by Thinking about lawsuit? on Feb 8, 2010 at 02:30 AM
    I'd PROCEED towards a lawsuit! Her poor child could have anxiety after this has happend! And the bus driver is still allowed to transport students and MAY be the one transporting her daughter... sounds like a lawsuit AND a school change is in order! Pretty sad!
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