LORAIN, Ohio - A Lorain mother calls it her worst nightmare, as her 5-year-old is dropped off by a school bus driver at the wrong spot and left wandering around for nearly an hour by herself. Frantic, that mother waved down a police cruiser only to find her 5-year-old in the back seat of it.
"I just don't understand why you would just allow a 5-year-old get get out and walk the streets of Lorain alone," said Virginia Miles upset and emotional Thursday.
The safety and security of the students we transport to and from school each day is our core value, and we take situations like this very seriously. We are conducting an internal investigation into what happened, and apologize for the concern this incident caused. We are working closely with our partners in the school district to ensure this does not happen again.
Beddinger also wrote they are reviewing procedures and policies with the school district to see if changes should be made and that the driver was disciplined. NewsChannel5 was also told the driver received additional training.
Miles said the last she heard from school officials was when she spoke to the Superintendent and others Tuesday. She told NewsChannel5 she knew nothing of what was said in the statements sent Thursday.
Until the "drop and go" policy changes, Miles says she's no longer allowing her 5-year-old to ride the bus.