Washington's "Unstoppable" Puts Children "in Danger"

11/13/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Jonathan Wu

The shooting of Denzel Washington's new movie, "Unstoppable," was literally unstoppable this week in the village of Bellaire, Ohio (pop. 4,892).

Due to the shoot, a school bus was kept from completing its route and had to drop off the children at a shopping plaza on Wednesday. The stoppage of the school bus caused an uproar of criticism among parents who say their children had to suffer through long, convoluted walks home.

Gregory Jeffreys stated that his 12-year-old daughter was uncertain of how to walk home and took her over an hour. He says that the situation put the children in danger.

The Bellaire school system has sent out an apology stating that they should have notified parents about the bus diversion but "dropped the ball."

I guess none of the parents realized there would be a traffic detour. I mean, how could they since the streets were busy with crew and cast members causing various roads to be closed off and thus resulting in an influx of police officers on patrol to keep the cluster of fans trying to get a good look at Washington?

Sources: Here and Here.

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  1. The Screenplay Services said...

    I'm sorry, but that's the school's fault. Most films (especially big budget ones like this) get permits from the city to shoot, which makes money for the city along with creating jobs. You can't blame the film because some idiot bus driver made the kids get off the bus in a shopping plaza. The bus driver should have known better. He should have called the school to be rerouted or to make other arrangements for the kids. The bus driver should lose his job. If I was a parent, I'd be all over the school for this.

  2. Admin said...

    I kind of agree, Screenplay. What a messed up situation.