MAKING A DIFFERENCE: BPS Bus Driver Renee Carpenter Saves Toddler from Dangerous Situation
By Space Coast Daily // August 10, 2021
Brevard County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene to find the child's care-giver
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – School is back in session starting today for almost 75,000 Brevard Public Schools students, and this morning BPS central area bus driver Renee Carpenter was on the spot to save a toddler from a dangerous situation.
While Carpenter was driving her route in Canaveral Groves, she was surprised to see a toddler wandering along the road in just his diaper.
“She stopped her bus and she and her two IAs from Cocoa High put the child on the bus, dispatched called the police and the bus stayed with the child until the police arrived and took custody of the child,” said BPS spokesperson Katherine Allen.
“This could have saved this small child’s life. We are so thankful to have drivers who are attentive to the needs of all children in our community and not just those who ride our school buses.”
Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene to find the child’s care-giver.
Brevard Public Schools is the 49th largest district in the U.S. and the 10th largest district in Florida. As the largest employer in Brevard County, BPS employs approximately 9,300 staff members serving more than 73,000 students annually.
With 84 schools, 15 special centers, and 12 charter schools, the district educates its students in 17 different municipalities across the Space Coast.