I am carrying if I have to drop off or pick up my daughter at the bus stop. The problem is that the school districts allow bus stops to be up to a 1/4 mile away from a childs home. In my case the bus stop is 6-7 houses away but far enough to be out of sight. It is dark when highschoolers leave for school and will be dark in the winter as middle schoolers leave. I don't see what the big deal would be to have bus stops every third house or so such that you could keep an eye on your children and they would be dropped off closer to home.
There was a thread a while ago about when is it ok to shoot someone in the back. One of my examples was when a kidnapper is shoving your kid into a car and getting read to drive off. I don't care if the person was facing me or not at that point he will be shot. Not to stir that discussion back up. :-)