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(AL.com)   Let's not focus on the negative; MOST of the schoolchildren came back from the zoo field trip   (al.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Internet privacy, elementary student, field trip, Privacy policy, Privacy, Julian Newman Elementary School, HEART Academy, Nashville, Tennessee  
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2022-03-24 11:21:49 AM  
Teacher: (gets on bus) "Okay, everyone quiet! ....Let's see here... Billy!"
Billy: "Here!"
Teacher: "Samantha!"
Samantha: "Here!"
Teacher: "Justin!"
Justin: "Here!"
Teacher: "Michael!"
Michael: "Here!"
Teacher: "Abby!"
Abby: "Here!"
Teacher: "Bobby!"
Justin: "He's trapped in the meerkat enclosure."
Teacher: "Susan!"
Susan: "Here!"
Teacher: "Josh!"
Josh: "Here!"
Teacher: "Julie!"
Julie: "Here!"
Teacher: "Peter!"
Peter: "Here!"
Teacher: "Okay, let's go!"
 
2022-03-24 11:52:47 AM  
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2022-03-24 12:52:25 PM  
It would make my decade if Nashville Zoo also employed a person named Jim Beepeeo.
 
2022-03-24 12:52:40 PM  
depending on the age, this is a terrifying and PTSD causing situation
 
2022-03-24 12:53:35 PM  
A headline like that could have ended much worse.
 
2022-03-24 12:54:58 PM  
The author said the kid "indicated"  he thought he had been left behind. How did he indicate? Sign language? Smoke signals? Interpretive dance? Why didn't the author just write "said?"
 
2022-03-24 12:57:52 PM  
Great headline ..
 
2022-03-24 12:58:37 PM  
Poor kid just didn't want to be forced to go back to Alabama.

Can you blame him?
 
2022-03-24 1:01:26 PM  

crackpancake: depending on the age, this is a terrifying and PTSD causing situation


A few good beatings will straighten that out.
 
2022-03-24 1:01:56 PM  
Only got one question child wrong on the test field trip? Passing grade, possibly even an 'A' depending on how many kids were there.
 
2022-03-24 1:02:50 PM  

Waffle Party: That's a hundred mile trip one way.  Seems a long way to go for a day trip with elementary aged kids.


Don't worry, the bus driver had a few to take the edge off.
 
2022-03-24 1:04:35 PM  
My teaching career featured the following mandatory protocols for bus field trips.

1.  Buddy pairs.
2.  Bus seating plan.
3.  Actual head count.

Impossible to lose a kid.

School admin fail.
 
2022-03-24 1:04:38 PM  
Had to read the comments before looking at the article.  Afraid the other comment would be "But at least, the animals got fed."
 
2022-03-24 1:05:16 PM  

crackpancake: depending on the age, this is a terrifying and PTSD causing situation


Don't worry, the bus driver had a few to take the edge off.
 
2022-03-24 1:07:08 PM  
A friend and I were *always* the two kids who got 'lost' on the field trip.  One trip to NYC, we got separated from the group at the Statue of Liberty.  We got the second boat back to the mainland and were greeted with a super-angry chaperone.  Word had gotten back some kids had gotten left on the island and he wasn't happy about having to go back.

"ARE THERE ANY MORE KIDS ON THE ISLAND?"

"We don't know sir.  We saw the time, didn't see anyone else, and came back on the next boat we could!"

"Well, I'm going back there.  I'm going to KISS SOME ASS AND TASTE SOME ANUS!"

My friend and I looked at each other in amused shock, never having heard the phrase, "kick some ass and take some names."  It immediately became part of our vernacular.  We both, to this day, swear he said he was going back to Liberty Island for some butt stuff.
 
2022-03-24 1:08:07 PM  

crackpancake: depending on the age, this is a terrifying and PTSD causing situation


Meet back here at a certain time means meet back here at that time. Not when you feel like it. Actions have consequences. Can little what's his name tell time? Maybe they should've left the short bus kid behind. Ohhh, they did!
 
2022-03-24 1:10:29 PM  
Good, so they didn't reject all the applicants.

"Jim will now remove the schoolkid from the net and put on an ear tag for further research."
 
2022-03-24 1:11:41 PM  
Just replace him with one of the slugs, all kids look alike anyway

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2022-03-24 1:14:36 PM  

foo monkey: KISS SOME ASS AND TASTE SOME ANUS!


...damn it. Why? Why is that now in my head?!
 
2022-03-24 1:16:47 PM  
Having chaperoned field trips with my wife in her teaching days, I can't believe no one thought to count kids before leaving. The main goal of any field trip was just to come back with the same amount of kids we started with.
 
2022-03-24 1:19:03 PM  
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Bartoo said the child found a zoo employee at a restaurant in the early afternoon and said he thought he had been left behind.
 
2022-03-24 1:20:08 PM  
My high school group left me at Disneyland. Yeah, I was late, but got to see the Electric Lights Parade thing.
 
2022-03-24 1:21:05 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: My teaching career featured the following mandatory protocols for bus field trips.

1.  Buddy pairs.
2.  Bus seating plan.
3.  Actual head count.

Impossible to lose a kid.

School admin fail.


They'll never learn if you coddle them like that.
 
2022-03-24 1:23:47 PM  
Is Tennessee and an upgrade or a downgrade from Alabama?
 
2022-03-24 1:25:10 PM  
When I was in grade 3 we left a kid from my class at the African Lion Safari during a school trip. We were all told to be on the bus by 3pm, he didn't show, and they somehow missed him on the head count. It was the 70s and people weren't as litigious, so the school called his parents and told them to go pick him up. Apparently they did since he was in class the following Monday.
 
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2022-03-24 1:25:33 PM  

foo monkey: I'm going to KISS SOME ASS AND TASTE SOME ANUS!"


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And I'm all out of kicking ass!
 
2022-03-24 1:27:12 PM  
I grew up in the 1970s. If you didn't get on the bus leaving from the zoo they threw you in the monkey cage at closing to teach you a lesson.
 
2022-03-24 1:28:27 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: My teaching career featured the following mandatory protocols for bus field trips.

1.  Buddy pairs.
2.  Bus seating plan.
3.  Actual head count.

Impossible to lose a kid.

School admin fail.


Difficulty: Alabama school.
 
2022-03-24 1:32:19 PM  

Lsherm: I grew up in the 1970s. If you didn't get on the bus leaving from the zoo they threw you in the monkey cage at closing to teach you a lesson.


Good times...
 
2022-03-24 1:46:49 PM  
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2022-03-24 1:52:02 PM  

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2022-03-24 1:54:04 PM  

dstanley: Having chaperoned field trips with my wife in her teaching days, I can't believe no one thought to count kids before leaving. The main goal of any field trip was just to come back with the same amount of kids we started with.


And if they're the right kids, it's a bonus!
 
2022-03-24 1:55:56 PM  

New Rising Sun: Only got one question child wrong on the test field trip? Passing grade, possibly even an 'A' depending on how many kids were there.


They grade on a curve.
 
2022-03-24 2:08:37 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: My teaching career featured the following mandatory protocols for bus field trips.

1.  Buddy pairs.
2.  Bus seating plan.
3.  Actual head count.

Impossible to lose a kid.

School admin fail.


Also, ask the kids, "Is everyone here?"
 
2022-03-24 2:12:10 PM  

crackpancake: depending on the age, this is a terrifying and PTSD causing situation


From TFA:

"He stayed with park security, watched cartoons, and took a nap."

Scarred for life.
 
2022-03-24 2:46:00 PM  
I was left behind on a field trip to our provincial capital when I was in 7th grade. We were in buddy pairs, and the teacher did a head count, but nevertheless I left the legislative building to see the bus driving away.
 
2022-03-24 3:10:09 PM  
Pfft, amateurs.  So far, I've lost one at Disneyworld, one at Disneyland, and two in the Idaho Capitol building.
 
2022-03-24 3:26:55 PM  
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2022-03-24 4:12:18 PM  
Why would they drive all the way to Nashville?
Chattanooga and Atlanta have Zoos AND fantastic Aquariums.
 
2022-03-24 4:40:25 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: My teaching career featured the following mandatory protocols for bus field trips.

1.  Buddy pairs.
2.  Bus seating plan.
3.  Actual head count.

Impossible to lose a kid.


Is that a challenge?
 
2022-03-24 4:41:36 PM  
Saaaay, has anyone considered whether I should worry about the bus driver and whether he had had a few to take the edge off?
 
2022-03-24 6:05:45 PM  
More than 20 years ago, I remember hearing about a pre-school age kid who was left behind on a field trip to a farm. Well, he wasn't just left behind, the bus ran him over as they were leaving. The driver and chaperones didn't realise the kid was missing let alone had been run over until they got back to the daycare, and someone from the farm called them.
 
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2022-03-24 6:31:57 PM  
"Bartoo said the lost child protocol is usually used when a party becomes separated from a member."


oookaaaaay.......
 
2022-03-24 6:46:54 PM  
Well, at least they had the sense to initiate THE LOST CHILD PROTOCOL.
 
2022-03-24 9:46:03 PM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: More than 20 years ago, I remember hearing about a pre-school age kid who was left behind on a field trip to a farm. Well, he wasn't just left behind, the bus ran him over as they were leaving. The driver and chaperones didn't realise the kid was missing let alone had been run over until they got back to the daycare, and someone from the farm called them.


And he's had a great time on the farm, running and playing with the other kids.
 
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