With no parents at bus stop, Raleigh police take custody of kindergartner
Posted August 23
Raleigh, N.C. — Police had custody of a Wake County student Tuesday night after the child’s bus driver found no parents to meet the child at his bus stop.
A bus driver was dropping off a kindergartner from Durant Road Elementary School at about 3 p.m. but could not find the boy’s parents at the stop.
Wake County Public School System spokeswoman Lisa Luten said that a bus driver cannot leave a child unattended if a parent is not there to meet them at the bus stop. After calling their supervisor, a driver can either take the child back to school or to the bus office.
Both the driver and the young boy ended up at the district’s bus garage. They remained there until about 7:30 p.m., when Raleigh police took custody of the boy.
Officers were still trying to contact the parents of the kindergartner Tuesday night.
Authorities said they know the identity of the child and have dropped by the family's home, but have still been unable to find family members.
Authorities said Child Protective Services could ultimately get involved in the case.