Jacqueline White spoke with WYFF TV while watching the video of her 8 year old son fall through the emergency exit on his school bus as it traveled at approximately 30 mph. “My son was playing in his seat, but he at least was in his seat. They said that he leaned against the door. Well, the emergency door shouldn’t be so easy to open. And once you do open it, that alarm is so loud he would have heard it. It never went off.”
The driver would have never known the boy had fallen out of the bus if other kids hadn't started screaming. Amazingly Jacquez White only suffered some scraps and bruises in the April 7th incident. He was taken to the Emergency room as a precaution.
The assistant superintendent for operations of Greenwood School District 52, released a statement on Monday. "When the incident first occurred, the district notified law enforcement, which asked that the district provide a copy of the video recording taken by the camera located on the bus for their review. Also in accordance with established procedures, the District submitted all documentation regarding the incident to the South Carolina Department of Education, which owns all South Carolina school buses and is responsible for bus maintenance, for review and follow-up. This documentation includes a form for parents to sign which allows the parent to be reimbursed for certain medical expenses incurred as the result of an incident involving the operation of a school bus. Once law enforcement had completed their investigation, the district used the video recording to conduct an internal investigation regarding the actions of the bus driver. Following that investigation, the district took appropriate personnel action based on the conclusions reached. In terms of policy changes and requirements for drivers, there have been no specific changes or additional requirements, but an emphasis placed on existing policy and procedures such as pre-checks and post-checks and monitoring seating charts.”