St. Michael-Albertville blames bus company for leaving kids in the cold

 Some St. Michael-Albertville students were left in the cold at their bus stops after delays on Monday morning.

Well it was a long cold wait for several students waiting for the bus in St. Michael, but all those kids made it to school safety despite subzero temperatures. That doesn't mean their parents are happy about it.

St. Michael-Albertville Schools Superintendent Jim Behley confirmed some were forced to wait 20 to 25 minutes, and 6 of the 40 total routes experienced delays. The district placed blame on Don's Bus Service, the local carrier allegedly failing to follow cold weather procedure which meant some of their buses were unable to start.

"They knew it was going to be cold so they should have followed their procedure," parent Scott Saloum said.

Parents said the school district sent out a text message warning their buses could be 20 to 25 minutes late, but unfortunately not all parents go that message and their kids were left out in the cold.

For Saloum, Monday's problems are another reminder to bundle up his kids and never take anything for granted. He was one of the lucky parents whose kids fortunately did not have to wait outside. Other parents lashed out on social media, and some told Fox 9 this is not the first time their kids have been forced to wait. Don's Bus Service has not yet responded to our inquiries.


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