We all had days where we dreaded going to school, but most of us didn’t go this far to avoid going. The Walton Tribune reported on a Loganville incident where a student jumped from the window of a school bus yesterday.
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According to the Georgia State Patrol, an 11-year-old jumped from a Walton County School District bus after the bus hit a vehicle on state Route 81 near Youth-Monroe Road. While the bus was stopped, he lept from one of the windows and landed onto a northbound passing pickup truck. However, he couldn’t keep his balance and ended up in the northbound lane of the highway.
The student was injured and had to get transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, but the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. There was no word in the article about other student’s injuries from the first crash.
Most school bus windows only open halfway from the top to prevent this from happening. The student may have been near an emergency window and popped it completely free, or was small and nimble enough to slip through the gap.
We hope the child recovers completely, and that he learns his lesson about trying something so dangerous. This could have been much worse.