Jul 28, 2014

Montgomery Bus Drops Boy Off at Wrong Stop; Stranded in Laurel for Hours

Tyshon Evans told the bus driver he was letting him off at the wrong stop but the driver didn't listen, the boy's family says. He walked alone for three hours before his mother found him.

Montgomery Bus Drops Boy Off at Wrong Stop; Stranded in Laurel for Hours

A bus driver for the Montgomery County Public Schools reportedly dropped off a 7-year-old boy at the wrong spot Monday, causing him to be stranded in Laurel for several hours, says WTOP.

A substitute school bus driver dropped off Tyshon Evans, 7, at the wrong location, 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.

The boy 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 told the TV station.

The youngster was treated at urgent care and is expected to be OK.

Montgomery County Public Schools Public Information Officer Dana Tofig says the school system has contacted the family while the mishap is investigated.

"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 is a second grade student at  Bel Pre Elementary School. Godfrey told Fox 5 this is the first time there has been a problem with her son’s transportation.

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