Parents Say Hot School Buses Put Children At Risk

Topeka High School
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- High temperatures are causing some concern for Topeka parents.

They say their children are at risk while riding on school buses without air conditioning for too long.

Parents told 13 News their children ages 3-4 years old from Sheldon Head Start spend 1-2 hours on Durham school bus rides with no air conditioning.

School officials say they are encouraging parents to drive their children to school to avoid this from reoccurring.

"It is ridiculous that kids spend 1-2 hours on the bus in this heat, it's too hot for them and they are wearing seat-belt things," says a concerned mother of Azlyn Blevins, Brooke Blevins.

"We are concerned about the heat, it is warm and we tell parents that they can take their kids to and from school," says Director of Sheldon Child Development, Scott Henson.

13 News contacted Durham school bus company and they are choosing not to comment.