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Bus Driver Takes Wrong Group of Students On Field Trip

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the school-of-the-road dept.

Idle 13

A group of Ridgefield Park high schoolers got a surprise field trip to Six Flags Great Adventure thanks to a mixup with their bus driver. The driver ignored students who told her they weren't supposed to go on a trip and should be in class. Some even called their parents, worried that they were being abducted. From the article: "When the driver got on the turnpike, the students tried to tell her that she was going the wrong way, said Little Ferry Superintendent Frank Scarafile. One of the kids said, 'Where are you going?' Scarafile recounted. The bus driver said, 'We're going to Great Adventure,' an amusement park in Jackson. The students pulled out their cellphones and started calling their parents and the school. They asked the bus driver to speak with school administrators, but the driver refused because she is not permitted to talk on the phone while driving, Scarafile said."

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Mr. Six? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32280752)

Was the driver that weird old guy from the Six Flags commercial?

Re:Mr. Six? (1)

ls671 (1122017) | more than 3 years ago | (#32283212)

Re:Mr. Six? (2, Funny)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 3 years ago | (#32285292)

Miss Hotlinking Error?

Re:Mr. Six? (1)

ls671 (1122017) | more than 4 years ago | (#32288548)

As long as it is not a tinyurl link like the one you submit in every post which forces one to use telnet or netcat to find out where he is going to end up before actually going there...

Well, lynx will do it too but there is still a very slightly higher risk in theory ;-)

Youtube should be safer in theory than a tinyurl link so, IMHO, you are not helping yourself if you want people to actually click on the link. URL Shorteners were discussed on /. a while ago:
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/11/14/184256/URL-Shorteners-Get-Some-Backup?art_pos=7 [slashdot.org]

~$ telnet tinyurl.com 80
Trying 216.218.139.84...
Connected to tinyurl.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET /yb3xk54 HTTP/1.1
host: tinyurl.com

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.12
Location: http://www.youtube.com/user/SanityInAnarchy#p/c/9163476757B9016C/0/fdVucvo-kDU [youtube.com]
Content-type: text/html
Content-Length: 0
Connection: close
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 02:09:51 GMT
Server: TinyURL/1.6

Connection closed by foreign host.

Re:Mr. Six? (1)

scrib (1277042) | more than 4 years ago | (#32291810)

At least his sig isn't a redundant paradox... Your sig doesn't resolve at all!

Re:Mr. Six? (1)

ls671 (1122017) | more than 4 years ago | (#32294456)

Having to go to a web site to find out which web site to go to seems redundant enough for me !

You could easily build and endless loop with that ;-)

Re:Mr. Six? (1)

AsmCoder8088 (745645) | more than 4 years ago | (#32310054)

Hmm yes, let's create a tinyurl, A, to some host B, which redirects back to tinyurl A.

Re:Mr. Six? (1)

AsmCoder8088 (745645) | more than 4 years ago | (#32310510)

Firefox detects the cycle and gives an appropriate error. IE just thinks the internet is down. And Opera manually fetches the redirect page so that the user can have fun with the cycle:

try it here [relaypages.com]

"It's like a movie" (2, Insightful)

EvanED (569694) | more than 3 years ago | (#32285870)

Why is everything always like a movie? Does "the bus driver accidentally took some kids a few miles down the turnpike" sound like an interesting plot to you?

Re:"It's like a movie" (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#32293954)

Compared to recent Hollywood movies? Hell yes!

Yet another reason... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32286332)

...that women should not drive.

Of one thing I am sure (1)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 3 years ago | (#32287102)

The lady driving that bus weighs no less than 300 pounds. It's just... I'm sure of it.

Driver's name not required (1)

VTI9600 (1143169) | more than 4 years ago | (#32302618)

FTFA:

He added that there may have been a language barrier between the students and the driver, but he did not know the driver’s name or native tongue.

Sounds like the principal might share some of the blame here. I imagine it went something like this...

Principal: Now, I've already told you, you have to tell us your name before we let you drive the school bus.

Driver: Damn you and your "rules"!!!

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