Cary kindergartner left at wrong bus stop
Posted September 21, 2011
Updated September 22, 2011
Cary, N.C. — A Cary bus driver is off of the road and an investigation is underway after a kindergartner was dropped off at the wrong stop last week, school district leaders said Wednesday.
Brenntly Brooks was waiting at the bus stop at Middleton Avenue for her daughter, a kindergartner at Northwood Elementary, last Friday. When the bus arrived, her 5-year-old daughter wasn’t on it.
“I was like, ‘Where is Misstique Brooks?’ and he (the bus driver) was like, ‘I don’t know who she is,’” Brooks said.
Brooks said she asked the driver where he dropped off her daughter, but he didn’t know.
“I had to ask other kids on the bus,” she said. “They pointed the way.”
Misstique had been dropped off at an earlier stop near Spruce Street. Brooks demanded the bus driver bring her there, where she found her daughter in tears.
“She was standing beside a tree with nobody around her,” Brooks said.
Brooks said her daughter told the bus driver it wasn’t her stop, but he insisted she get off the bus.
School district leaders say it appears procedures were not followed. They said an adult was at the bus stop where the girl was dropped off, but the child did not know the person.