Ok, I am 13 years old which I believe makes me a minor and therefore someone always has power of loco parentis over me, correct?
If this is the case, would my (private) bus service hold responsibility over me on my journey to school? And if they denied me access to my bus (even though I pay for it (monthly) and was forced to walk to school, would they be responsible if anything happened to me?
This is my main question, but I also have another I am quite worried about, also about my bus service. I may be the one at fault in this case but here goes....
Today as I was going home from school, Me and my friends though it would be funny to get some Coca Cola and liquid glucose and pour it on one of the seats. Thinking that it wouldn't be a problem as it would easily come off the seat with a simple cleaning product which most bus services should be using daily, I volunteered to pour the liquids onto the seat.
I don't regret that I did it because all of my friends laughed and it gave my self-esteem a major boost. However, my bus driver was quite annoyed as you can imagine. He waited until I had gotten off the bus before telling me that I would not be allowed on the bus tomorrow.
Am I wrong, or did he have no right to do this? My traveling on that bus is a legal agreement between my parents and the owners of the bus company. I don't think the bus driver can just ban me from traveling on the bus without first consenting with his employers and contacting my parents. I also do not believe that it is a viable reason for banning an adolescent from a bus, at the most, he should have sent a cleaning bill and a letter about my behavior (which I admit was childish and wrong, not matter which way you look at it) to my parents.
Can someone please tell me if I am right and I do have a right to get on the bus tomorrow, or if I'm wrong and must walk to school. And if I do have to walk, would the bus service still be responsible for me as they have not informed my parents of their decision to ban me from traveling on their bus?