Starting this fall, Atlanta Public Schools will tag young students who take the bus to go home.
It's part of a new school bus drop-off policy where someone has to be waiting at the bus stop.
Using zip ties, teachers will attach STAR (Student Transportation Access Registry) cards to the backpacks of pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade students. The cards will have their name, school phone number and bus information.
Students will be required to have an approved escort waiting for them at the bus stop. Otherwise the driver has to take the student back to school.