Girl, 6, Dropped Off At Wrong Bus Location, Forced To Walk Mile Home Alone


UPDATED: Tuesday November 27, 2012 6:47 PM

A grandfather wants a school bus driver to be held accountable after the driver allegedly missed his granddaughter’s stop and left her walking more than a mile to her home.

Faddus Sheppard said that his 6-year-old granddaughter was forced to walk more than a mile to her house after missing her stop on Monday.

"I just think it's very unacceptable for any adult to drop a kid off that far away from home,” Sheppard said. “He was going so fast that when she said, ‘You’ve passed my house again,’ she kept going.”

The 6-year-old walked home along on a street with no sidewalks and in the middle of a construction zone.

“You know, a kid 6 years old will see something like this and will want to come over and see what’s in it and just fall over in it,” Sheppard said.

Sheppard said that he met with his granddaughter’s school principal.

10TV News contacted the district, which said that they encouraged all students to let drivers know if they’ve missed their stop and not to get off at a different stop.

District officials said that drivers are expected to take students to the correct stop if students have missed it. Students also are not allowed to get off at the wrong stop without a note, officials said.

The district said that it apologized and said that the girl will be dropped off at the right stop moving forward.

Sheppard said that he would like to see something else from the district.

“I would like to see some discipline as far as the bus driver goes,” Sheppard said.

District officials said that they would investigate the alleged incident but would not comment on whether the bus driver has or will be discipline.

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