This is Mr. Fowler calling with an update about the bus incident from yesterday.
Today I spoke with Officer Cannon from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and they are opening an investigation. We had to release the names of all students, staff, and parents who were on the buses yesterday returning from the Cleveland Zoo. Officer Cannon is reviewing photos, interviewing witnesses, and will likely be getting into contact with anyone involved in the incident.
I wanted to let you know that we have pulled the charter buses from being used for tomorrow’s 4th grade field trip and we have made arrangements to use school buses with our own drivers instead. This was completely a precautionary measure until the highway patrol completes their investigation and we have more answers.
Again, I want to say thank you to all of our students, staff, and parents for how they handled the situation. Everyone remained calm and I am so thankful that there were no major injuries.
Thank you to those who contacted me today with updates. Please continue to do so if anything should change over the next few days.
If you have any questions, please call me at Knox.
Have a good evening.