Falling Branch Elementary, Megabus stop are uneasy pair
CHRISTIANSBURG — Among the half dozen people waiting Tuesday for the afternoon Megabus run to Washington, D.C., no one seemed inclined to mistake nearby Falling Branch Elementary School for a bus station or a rest area.
Yet once every week or so, that’s exactly what happens, Montgomery County school officials say. In a time when school security is scrutinized ever more heavily, Falling Branch Elementary School’s location on an interstate exit — and next to a state park-and-ride lot that serves as a bus stop for regional and long-distance service — presents a challenge.
“We’re in a unique spot,” Falling Branch Principal Julie Vanidestine said Monday.