In a hand-written response, Castro said his route was canceled for the day. That's why he left his bus, he said in school documents.
"I went home to rest, I've been helping depot with many routes that needed coverage. I felt tired...," he wrote. "Scranton is my school so I didn't think anything wrong with parking there. I do apologize. Thanks, Kindly, A. Castro."
Last November, the school board fired Castro. He was reportedly making $18.91 an hour as a bus driver.
Also last year, Castro's former common-law wife died of a brain tumor. She and her family blamed Castro and his alleged beatings of her as the cause of her death, family members said.
Last month, Ariel Castro became a grandfather for a fifth time -- to a boy borne by Arlene Castro.
Wrote Castro on his Facebook page: "Congrats to my Rosie Arlene. Wishing you a fast recovery. She gave birth to a wonderful baby boy. That makes me Gramps for the fifth time, (2boys 1girl 2boys. Luv you guys!"
Castro didn't provide an accounting of the other four grandchildren. (Another of his daughters, Emily Castro, is now serving a 25-year sentence in an Indiana prison after a judge found her guilty but mentally ill for cutting the neck of her 11-month-old daughter in an attempted murder in April 2007.)
On May 2, life was good for Castro. That day, he wrote on his Facebook page: "miracles really do happen, God is good :)"
He didn't elaborate.
Four days later -- last Monday -- the nation was aghast with how life could be anything but good within Castro's home. That was the day when Berry, the sole captive to become a mother, did something daring.
She noticed the big inside door was unlocked, though Castro wasn't home, the police report said. The exterior, storm door was still locked, however, and she was afraid to break it open. So she screamed for help.
It was heard Monday night by a neighbor who had just returned from McDonald's with a half-eaten Big Mac in hand.
The screaming fell upon the ears of neighbor Charles Ramsey as if "a car had hit a kid."
He and another man, Angel Cordero, ran to the Castro house.
Shouting from within four walls that were her prison since 2003, Berry announced: "I've been trapped in here. He won't let me out. It's me and my baby."
Cordero says he broke down the door to the house. Ramsey called 911.
Berry told Cordero to hurry: "Let's get out of here, because if that guy comes he's going to kill us. If he finds me here, he is going to kill me and he's going to kill you." Her daughter was wearing only a diaper and soiled shirt, he said.
Now free, Berry also called 911 from a neighbor's house.
It was as if she made a declaration to the world:
"Help me, I am Amanda Berry," she told the dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here, I'm free now."
That police call led to the rescue of the two other women.
After 10 years and 15 days of captivity and rape -- more than a third of her 27 years -- Berry never lost her sense of self.
How life returns to three women who spent their youth in captivity -- and for a 6-year-old girl, her entire life -- might take longer than the years that were taken away from them.
Ariel Castro is being held in jail in lieu of $8 million bail on four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. The prosecutor has indicated additional charges are forthcoming.
For now, Knight has yet to speak even to her mother, who has no idea where she is recuperating. A source close to the investigation only says she's in a safe, comfortable place.
Berry, accompanied by her daughter, and DeJesus each received a hero's welcome when authorities drove them to family homes.
The world awaits when the women tell the story in their own words.