Child left alone after boarding wrong bus

August 4, 2008 6:25:36 PM PDT
A Wake County bus driver has resigned after leaving a child alone on the side of the road.

The child's mother can't believe it happened.

Brady McGlohon, 6, had to grow up very quickly last week when his mother dropped him off at the school bus stop.

After getting on the wrong bus, the driver turned around and dropped Brady back off at the bus stop where he picked him up. He was left there alone.

Brady then went door-to-door until a neighbor picked him up and took him to North Forest Pines Elementary School.

A spokesperson for Wake County Public Schools refused to go on camera, but said Wake Schools is very sorry for the incident. The driver, a 15-year veteran of Wake County Public School, was suspended.

Thursday morning the bus driver resigned.

School officials offer the following safety tips to parents whose children ride the bus:

  • Know your child's bus number
  • Get to know the driver and go over the route with your child
  • If you have questions, ask the bus driver

Wake Schools say bus drivers should always take a child to school -- any school -- once they are on the bus.


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