A North Barrington family is asking questions after their 3-year-old didn't get off of a Barrington Transportation Company school for more than three hours.
Tuesday, February 26
Barrington Transportation Company, the bussing service for District 220, is apologizing for an incident where a 3-year-old was not returned home from school for more than three hours, the Daily Herald reports. The family of the Early Learning Center student got on the school bus at 3:40 p.m., on Feb. 7, but wasn't returned home until 7:08 p.m. The family told the Daily Herald that the school district and bussing company were not able to give them information on where the child was during this time. Blame was placed on a snow storm, mechanical problems, traffic and a high volume of phone calls by concerned parents as the reason for the mishap.
The man is accused of touching students from Barbara Rose Elementary School.
After an extensive investigation, a Barrington Transportation Company school bus driver has been arrested for inappropriately touching students at Barbara Rose Elementary School. The Daily Herald reports John Petrone, 68, of Lake in the Hills, has been charged with four counts of misdemeanor battery by the South Barrington Police Department. He was released on bond yesterday, and will appear in court again Aug. 2. Petrone was placed on leave when allegations of inappropriate behavior were reported to District 220 in April. He also drove bus routes for North Barrington Elementary School and Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating whether similar incidents occurred with students at …