WASHINGTON — A 4-year-old boy was put on the wrong school bus Tuesday afternoon, leaving his mother concerned for his safety.
Jasmina Smith says she called Dent Elementary School, in Fort Washington, Maryland, when her son Michael wasn’t at the daycare center. The school told her he was sent to a different daycare, but when Smith arrived, Michael wasn’t there either, ABC7 reports.
“I couldn’t get out of the car because I was just too heartbroken. All the thoughts that were running through my mind, just the worst, of ‘What is happening to my child, and where is he?'” Smith says.
Michael had somehow made it onto a bus of fifth- and sixth-graders, but when the students realized the boy didn’t belong, they were quick to act.
The schoolkids took him to the rental office of a local apartment complex, where a school employee picked him up and brought him to his mother.
Prince George’s County Schools issued a statement apologizing for the accident and promising to review their dismissal process to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Smith told ABC7, “Even though they were apologetic, this is unacceptable. This will not happen to my child again.”
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