A 7-year-old boy whose backpack received caught within the door of a college bus was dragged for almost 600 toes earlier than the motive force seen, in accordance with Maine police.
The boy suffered non-life-threatening accidents through the incident, which occurred in Buxton, about 15 miles west of Portland.
Buxton police stated the boy was exiting the varsity bus round 3:25 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, when his backpack grew to become caught because the door closed. The 63-year-old operator of the bus drove about 573 toes at a low velocity and dragged the boy alongside the bus earlier than he stopped, police stated.
The boy, a kindergartner at Buxton Center Elementary School, “suffered skin abrasions” through the incident, the Portland Press Herald reported. His mom ran alongside the bus attempting to get the motive force to cease, in accordance with the publication.
The different 29 college students on the bus had been unhurt and had been transferred to a different bus, Buxton police stated. The division will conduct an investigation, and as of Friday afternoon, no costs have been filed in opposition to the motive force.
“We will follow up with our own investigation and review of safety protocols,” Maine School Administrative District 6 Superintendent Paul Penna informed News Center Maine. “Obviously, this is a concern, as student safety is paramount.”
Penna informed WMTW the elementary college’s principal, Craig Pendleton, would experience the bus on Friday with college students.