Lately, there has been a lot of shortages of different items across the country. In the state of Ohio, there has been a shortage of buses across the entire state!
Who would have guessed that this could happen? But there is one father who is turning into a local hero after offering to drive kids to school in his limousine.
Sean Rogers Jr. explained that because of the bus not showing up, his children ended up missing nearly an entire week of school. That is when he decided to do something about it. And that something included offering his driving services to other kids in the Columbus area.
On Facebook he wrote, “Attention FB: starting next week I have decided to go out and help these columbus city buses 🚌 get our kids to school my kids and others have missed almost a week of school due to their bus not showing up I’ll be traveling all over Columbus to drop kids off at school yes IN THE LIMO if it’s ok with the parents I’d rather see them late to school then out herr in the streets or behind bars or even in the grave. If ur child needs a ride to school please contact me in my inbox HELP ME HELP OUR KIDS.”
Needless to say, the response was overwhelming. Tons of people – mostly parents who lived in his Linden neighborhood – were replying to his post. Still, as a result, Rogers found himself escorting 25 school children to their elementary. The following day, the number doubled to 42!
As he explained to ABC 6, “Everybody always wants to say let’s help the community let’s stop this violence that type of stuff but I feel like a big step of stopping the violence is getting kids to school instead of letting them skip school and go out and get into trouble.”
The bus shortage has really hit hard, affecting tons of students across the central part of Ohio. According to ABC 6, during a board meeting, Columbus City Schools superintendent, Dr. Talisa Dixon, explained that between 15-20% of the district’s school bus drivers called out almost every day of the week. Hopefully, there will be a solution found soon. But props to Rogers for helping out in a pinch!
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