WASHINGTON — Montgomery County Public Schools is looking into what led a school bus driver to drop off a 7-year-old boy at the wrong spot Monday, causing him to be stranded in Laurel for several hours.
A substitute school bus driver dropped off Tyshon Evans, 7, at the wrong stop Monday, according to Fox 5. Evans told the driver that it wasn’t his stop and asked to use a cellphone, but the driver denied the boy’s requests, Fox 5 reports.
Evans walked alone along Contee Road in Laurel for nearly three hours before his mother, Robin Godfrey, found him.
“We found him; he was hysterical, he was crying, he was like ‘Mommy, I’m cold,'” Godfrey said to Fox 5.
Montgomery County Public Schools Public Information Officer Dana Tofig says the school system has been in touch with the family as it investigates.
“Certainly if a student was dropped off at the wrong stop it is unacceptable and we will get to the bottom of it,” Tofig said in an email to WTOP.
Evans, a second grade student at Bel Pre Elementary School, is part of a special program where buses pick him up and drop him off where he and his family temporarily live in Laurel, according to Fox 5. Godfrey told Fox 5 this is the first time there has been a problem with Evans’ transportation.
Evans, who was cold and frightened when Godfrey found him, received treatment in urgent care and is expected to be OK, reports Fox 5.