Parents Get A School Bus Stop Moved Away From A Sex Offender's Home
BENTON CITY, Wash. - It took eight months, but some parents in Benton City finally got a bus stop moved away from a sex offender's home.
Jennifer Vering said back in February the school bus dropped off her children right in front of a convicted child molester's home.
Back then, she said the district wouldn't move the bus stop. However, the district now has a new superintendent. Thursday, he agreed to move the bus stop down the street.
"I think it's wonderful. I'm really relieved that they've done it," said Jennifer Vering, mother of three children.
The superintendent said it's important to respect parents concerns.
"If there's a perceived risk to students and to children from parents we have to take that seriously. We have to take a look and see what we can do, if there's anything possible for us to do to make it a better situation, we want to do that," said Rom Castilleja, Kiona-Benton School District Superintendent.
The district didn't move the bus stop before, because the new stop would require the bus to back up.
Although that hasn't changed, the superintendent said they've found a way to do it safely.