HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Bill Schwerin says he was shocked last month, when his son, Erik, was late coming home from Arrowwood Elementary School, in Highlands Ranch.
“The bus never showed up,” said Schwerin. “As a parent, I was worried.”
A day earlier, on October 8, the school district sent him an email explaining that Erik’s bus route would be suspended in about two weeks, on October 22.
“They discontinued it the day they sent the email,” said Schwerin, explaining that the email was misleading. “Not the 22nd like they said they were going to.”
Without knowing his route had been canceled, the second grader jumped onto another bus, which dropped him off more than a mile from his house.
The seven-year-old started walking, trying to find his way home. He ended up walking in a 1.2-mile loop, at times through heavy traffic.