Middleton Police Department has not received any complaints about overcrowded buses since they cited Middleton School District Sept. 3.
The bus company operating for the school district had faced several reports of overcrowding. Some students said they even had to sit in the aisles. Officers approached the Middleton Bus Co. manager Steve Vis, and he ensured them that the issue would be corrected. But, reports of overcrowding kept coming in so police cited the bus company.
No complaints have come in since the citation, said Sgt. Steve Walker.
“It sounds like they’ve added some routes, they've changed some things around and we've had no complaints since we've issued the citation,” he said.
Police are still collecting statements from parents and will be making spot checks, but Walker said he was confident the bus company and school district were resolving the issue.
“I think this whole thing raised awareness to the whole state — the Treasure Valley anyway —to the bus problems and that law enforcement needs to hold them accountable,” he said.
Walker said as long as Middleton children were using buses, the police department would work to keep them safe.