`Four bus loads of students from O’Brien Middle School made the four-hour trip to Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, Calif., only to find the amusement park’s gates locked Monday. The school-sponsored trip was supposed to reward top students.
“It was pretty much a fiasco,” said Washoe County School District spokesman Steve Mulvenon. “They ended up wasting a day that those kids could have better spent in class or doing what they were going to do at the park.”
School officials said the $50 fee will be refunded, and the tour company that arranged the trip has agreed to pay for the next one. “The tour company neglected to check the schedule,” Mulvenon said.’