NJ students call parents when bus heads toward field trip instead of to school

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a mix-up led a school bus driver in northern New Jersey to start to take students to an amusement park instead of school.

About 30 Ridgefield Park High School students boarded the bus around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, thinking it was the bus they ride every day. But the driver had shown up early to take seventh- and eighth-graders to Six Flags Great Adventure at 9 a.m.

The students became worried when the bus reached the New Jersey Turnpike and called their parents and the school when the driver wouldn't stop.

The driver eventually listened to them and exited the interstate, then turned around.

School officials had called police, who stopped the bus. An officer rode aboard until it reached the school.


Information from: The Record, http://www.northjersey.com