Family seeks wrongful death suit against District 186, First Student bus company
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
The family of Idris Alford confirmed that they will be seeking a wrongful death lawsuit against District 186 and First Student bus company. This is something they've been considering since the tragic death back in May.
The lawsuit claims the driver and monitor of the bus were "in earshot" of Idris as he talked about jumping out of the back of the bus and neither attempted to slow down or try to stop him.
The lawsuit also says that Idris jumped because at least one other student from the same school did so the previous year. However, back in May, the District denied claims that any other students had jumped from the back of a bus.
We reached out to both First Student bus company and District 186, but neither provided a comment at this time.