Wake County parents claim school notified them last minute of school bus stop change

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Some Wake County parents learned at the last minute that their children's school bus stop changed locations, leaving students at a new bus stop more than two miles away. (WTVD)

Some Wake County parents learned at the last minute that their children's school bus stop changed locations, leaving students at a new bus stop more than two miles away.

It happened in Knightdale Thursday afternoon.



The Express Bus takes students to magnet schools and parents agree to drive the students to and from a central location for school bus pickup.

Nicole McIntyre said when her 12-year-old son boarded the school bus Thursday morning, the bus driver handed him a letter intended to notify parents of the change that would take effect that afternoon.

When her son was dropped off at the new bus stop after school, he called his unsuspecting mom asking for a ride home since he couldn't walk like he usually would.

That's when McIntyre saw the letter from WCPSS that the bus driver handed her son that morning.

"They already have the responsibility to get our children to and from school," she said. "They don't need to deal with the parents as well."

Wake County Schools spokesperson, Lisa Luten, said the bus stop was changed due to congestion and safety hazards at Hodge Road Elementary, which dismisses at the same time the Express Bus drops off students.

Luten said the bus would drop students off at both the old and new bus stops Friday in case some parents had not received the notification letter.

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