by Krystal Paco
Guam - It's not just student safety that's a concern, but employee safety as well. KUAM News has learned that a J.P. Torres Alternative School student hit a bus driver last Friday. Although Department of Public Works director Joanne Brown says she has yet to review the incident report, she met with Department of Education superintendent Jon Fernandez on Monday to address the issue on how to provide an attendant on the ride to and from the alternative school.
"But it did bring to light and the need to ensure that our bus drivers who are transporting our alternative students, we want to ensure we have an attendant on the bus, and in the cases in the past DPW has been able to have additional bus drivers on the bus to do that but with our lack of bus drivers we're not able to do that now," she said.
Brown adds that students have been known to bring knives on the bus to slash the seats.