Shelton parents claim school buses overcrowded, running late frequently

Parents in Shelton say their public school students are riding buses that are overcrowded and frequently late.
Videos surfaced on social media this week showing students crammed into the aisles of crowded buses.
Shelton Public Schools has been administering its school bus routes directly since 2018, rather than going with an outside vendor. The AP reported last month that a national bus driver shortage is affecting as many as 80% of school districts.
Laura Kovalsky says her 8-year-old didn't get home from Sunnyside Elementary Thursday until 5 p.m. She says the third grader was waiting to get on her bus for more than 40 minutes.
Kovalsky says she'll be driving her daughter to school until she knows the bus will get her home safely and on time.
Elizabeth Cameron says her kindergartener was supposed to be dropped off at the Boys and Girls Club Thursday and instead, he was told to get out somewhere near his house on busy Howe Avenue.
She says police are investigating.
Mayor Mark Lauretti said Shelton's bus routes were fully staffed and ready to go for school last month.
News 12 reached out to the school board for comment.