WHITLEY COUNTY â€” While Whitley County Consolidated Schools and Smith-Green Community Schools remained closed for the entire week after Sundayâ€™s snow storm, Whitko Community Schools operated under its regular schedule Friday, and a two-hour delay Thursday.
Whitkoâ€™s decision has some parents up in arms, and even keeping their children home despite schools being open.
â€śWe are keeping our kids home today,â€ť said Whitko parent Amy Lochner. â€śI feel this is extremely irresponsible of the school system. Why couldnâ€™t they at least delay school so it is light out for bus drivers to see.â€ť
According to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, a Whitko school bus slid off a county road with three children inside.
Whitley County Sheriff Deputy Paul Rennaker said there was minor damage to the bus, which slid into a stop sign at the intersection of CR 950 W. and CR 1000 S.
While none were injured, many parents are questioning the decision to risk safety for school.
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