WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Staying safe at the bus stop in this day and age, is not something to take for granted.
Sgt. Brian Edwards with the Waynesboro Police Department provided some safety tips for sending your kids to the bus stop.
1) It's important for parents to know the bus driver
2) It's good to be there to greet your kids when they get off the bus.
3) If a parent can't be there, make sure there are other kids with your child.
The bottom line, Edwards said, is to not take your child's safety for granted.
"One thing about bus stops, bus drivers are pretty consistent with their times. So predators can almost set their clocks when they're going to attack a child by knowing when the child's going to get off, how far that child has to walk. This attack could have been rehearsed," said Edwards.
He said it's also important to know your child's route, if he or she is walking to school, and to check if any sex offenders live on that route.
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