Snow strands students at West Seneca Schools

Kids Stuck On School Buses For Hours

WEST SENECA, N.Y. - Some West Seneca students who were stranded at school during Thursday evening's storm are all back home.

The students were stuck at West Elementary School and Allendale Elementary School after some buses got stuck in Thursday evening's storm.

As of 10 p.m., three buses were still stranded on roads with students on board. Two On Your Side spoke with one of those bus drivers who explained what happened. "I came down here it was my last school to pick up, I got the kids on the bus...and you couldn't see. I got stuck with 35 kids on the bus."

West Seneca Central School District put out a statement from Superintendent Mark Crawford on Twitter. He wrote, "We didn't have snow this morning so we had school. There was a forecast of 3-6 inches of brief snowfall for West Seneca. Once we're open, we're open."

Crawford said the district can't just let students go home during the day when their parents are at work.

The district has also put the following statement on its website:

"Due to the heavy snow we have been experiencing we have many buses that are running extremely late, all buses are accounted for and all children are safe and warm.  

We have students at West Elementary and Allendale Elementary schools that we have been unable to get buses to in order transport.  All children in these buildings are being supervised and are safe warm and being fed.  Once children have been picked up by their buses we will update this information.
 
Thank you."
 

 

 

 


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