I am genuinely shocked and angry to read reports that two pupils of Welshpool High School were left stranded by their school bus in Abermule, some three miles from their home in Llandyssil, due to the adverse weather conditions.
What is particularly worrying is that the parents of these pupils received no contact from the school to advise them of the position.
The potential consequences for the safety and wellbeing of these children do not bear thinking about. They were left in the dark to fend for themselves wearing inappropriate clothing for the extreme conditions.
I have written to the Education Minister to ask that schools immediately review their procedures relating to school transport and the sending of children home in severe weather.
We must ensure such an incident does not happen again.