When a sixth grade school bus met a parked car, she had to say something, even though the driver did not.
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When a school bus driver met a parked vehicle in Buffalo, New York, on Monday, a sixth student initiative went on to do the right thing – leave a note.
According to it is a viral tweet posted by Andrew Sipowicz, who credits the child’s actions to save him thousands of dollars. The company that runs the school bus has then confirmed the event and praised the anonymous student’s response.
Sipowicz, senior at Buffalo’s Canisius College, parked his car along a street on Monday; When he returned, he found that the car had been damaged.
The red 2012 Mustang – Sipowicz dream car – had been involved in a blow and drive as it parked near his apartment, says a column published by Buffalo News.
Sipowicz had been dropped by an apartment mate as a school bus had been uncomfortable near the car earlier this day, the Buffalo News report said.
But it was only when Sipowicz saw a note left on Mustang that the details became clear.
“If your (wondering) is wondering what’s happening to your car. BUS: 449 beats your car,” read the note. It was signed “a 6th grade” followed by a misspelling of a local school – the Houghton Academy.
“What happened?” The note asked and then replied: A female school bus driver had cut a ride too close and dampened the car, said the note.
“She hit and drove … I saw what happened,” said it before continuing a bullet-point list:
– Driver’s seat left door
a woman in the bus driver’s seat 449  The note later took a drawing of the school bus.
Sipowicz credits the note with him to respond to the crash: “My first thought was thanks to God for the note, because without the note I had no idea what was happening,” he said.
Sipowicz used the information to contact the company who runs the school bus – First Student, procured by Buffalo Public Schools. A supervisor responded to the scene and the company said in a statement that it will cover the cost of the repair and a rent through the insurance process.
First student also said that it is possible to terminate the bus driver involved in the event.  Sipowicz tweet thank you student has received more than 800,000 interactions on Twitter. In a follow-up tweet, Sipowicz said the student had been identified and “we are about to find a way to reward her for her actions.”
Contributing: Dave McKinley, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo; wgrz.com
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