By Mike Pintek

PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — A mother from central Pennsylvania is in the middle of a controversy over boarding a school bus that her child was on.

Tara Keener, a registered nurse and mother from Perry County, is in trouble for getting onto the school bus when she went to check on her child, who she believed was injured.

It is illegal in Pennsylvania for parents to get onto a school bus unless the bus driver gives specific permission to do so.

Now, Keener is fighting charges and a law that she says is just “plain wrong.”

“I’m upset that people are upset with me for trying to be a parent, to try to protect my child,” Tara Keener says, “I’m upset it’s gone this far. It’s a waste of tax payer dollars and my money to pursue this over a situation when I was trying to protect my son and see what was wrong with him.”

Jeffrey Engle, Keener’s attorney, talked with KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek on Wednesday about his client’s case.

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