School Bus Driver, Students Okay After Incident in West Frankfort

School Bus Driver, Students Okay After Incident in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – An incident involving a school bus happened in West Frankfort Wednesday morning.

According to West Frankfort School Superintendent Matt Donkin, there was an issue at a bus stop in which adults who were not riders were alleged to have boarded the school bus and law enforcement was contacted.

Donkin said the students and the driver were okay and the bus was later able to finish making pick-ups and drop-offs to the schools. He stated “the safety of students and staff is the district’s highest consideration as it works with its families across the community.”

He noted no one but bus riders should ever enter the school bus unless invited by the driver. Donkin added the district and its contractor, Illinois Central School Bus, will continue to provide safe and secure transportation for students each and every day.

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