WHITE HAVEN, Pa. — An empty school bus and downed trees–that’s what parents say they saw on Tuesday when they were searching for their kids from Fairview Elementary School after the storm.

Parents say they were told by the Crestwood School District their kids would be late because of the bad weather, but after a half hour went by, parents like Domenica Solarek took matters into their own hands.

“Everybody was frantic looking for their kid,” said Solarek.

Parents say their kids’ usual bus driver got stuck in the mud and needed to leave the bus behind. That’s when Cindy Keil showed up in a different bus and the students got on.

When Solarek finally found the bus and talked to her son Benjamin, he said some of the students on the bus were crying. Solarek said her relief quickly turned into outrage.