Mom says school system is putting 6-year-old son in danger - WKRN News 2

Clarksville mom claims school system is putting 6-year-old son in danger

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

A Middle Tennessee mother is claiming the Clarksville-Montgomery County school's system is putting her six-year-old son's life in danger.

Tiffany Greer told News 2 all she wants is peace of mind knowing that when her son, Camron, is bused home after school that he is not waiting outside his locked home all alone.

The working mother of two, whose husband is currently serving in Afghanistan, said she wants Camron to be dropped off at his babysitter's home, which requires the elementary school student to take a different bus in the afternoon.

According to Greer, a policy prohibits Camron from riding a different bus other than the one he takes in the morning.

Greer told News 2 she has attempted to explain her situation to the school system since Camron has been dropped off at their empty family home alone at least three times.

"I'm very, very frustrated.  I feel like the school claims they support the military and they support their families while they are deployed," she said, adding, "My husband is deployed, I'm here and I'm doing it by myself and you can't put my child on a different bus in afternoons?  I'm not asking for it to be a certain day of the week. It's every afternoon."

Elise Shelton, a spokesperson for the Clarksville-Montgomery County school system told News 2 the only children who currently ride two different buses received court orders to do so for safety issues.

Shelton added Greer initially had her son ride a second bus in the afternoon without permission and that she was difficult with school officials upon being confronted about the issue.

Greer said she hopes to receive a phone call Thursday from someone in the school district offering to re-evaluate the current busing policy.

Thirty percent of the 31,000 students in the Clarksville area are military dependent.

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