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Cape Henlopen School Bus Accidents Worry Parents

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LEWES, Del.- Two minor accidents involving Cape Henlopen School District buses on Tuesday morning have some parents wondering if school should have been canceled due to winter weather.

Delaware State Police said that at around 8:11 a.m. a Milton Elementary School bus carrying five students slipped on ice and hit a tree on Coventry Road in Lewes. No injuries were reported.

In a second incident around 8:19am, a Sussex Consortium bus hit an icy patch on Williams Farm Road in Milton and drove up on the grass. Again, police say no one was injured and the students were safely transported to school on another bus.

Milton Elementary parent Leah Greer-Pinzaru said her daughter was late to school because of her bus.

"The van that we normally drive her to the bus stop in was covered in a sheet of ice, so we decided bravely to walk down to the bus stop, which was a completely silly idea because the bus was 20 minutes late," she explained. "The bus driver said she was fishtailing on her to way so that was a bit nerve wracking to wave to my daughter goodbye on a bus we were told was fishtailing."

"Unfortunately they didn't delay it or cancel it or anything like that," she added.  "So it was it was not a fun morning."

Mandy Manship is another concerned parent. Her 7-year-old son at Milton normally takes the bus, but not this afternoon.

"I did pick up my son today because I felt the roads were unsafe for him to be on the school bus."

She also said she was surprised school wasn't canceled.

"Us and Indian River are the only ones that didn't so it was upsetting and scary because there's a lot of children involved and their lives are at risk," she said.

WBOC called the Cape Henlopen School District multiple times to ask why administrators chose to not close school, but received no response from the district as of yet.

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