Middletown schools may axe bus contract amid aide drug case
Milu Bus Service of Cliffwood may lose its contract with Middletown schools after a bus aide allegedly gave a 15-year-old student a vial of methadone. The drug nearly killed the teen who police say overdosed at Middletown North High School Monday morning. The suspect, Parrish Jones, has a history of drug arrests and prison time that would have been uncovered if the required background check had been done. The incident has angered administrators and parents alike. Now, they want to know how a convicted felon got a job on a school bus. The boy who ingested the narcotic is said to be doing better. A pair of school nurses, who used a portable defibrillator and mouth-to-mouth on the student, saved his life. Meanwhile, school officials are considering their options, which include terminating the contract with the bus service.