Wake County mom panics after seeing 5:30 a.m. bus pick-up for kindergartner

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- When Wake County mom Courtney Hodge Manning saw the bus schedule for her two elementary school kids, she thought there had to be a mistake and she was right.

"It was just mind-boggling," she said. "I thought it absolutely had to be a typo. I thought, there's no way."

A letter said that her third grader and kindergartner would have to be at the school bus at 5:35 a.m. to get to North Forest Pines Elementary School.

"I cannot fathom waking up a 5-year-old at 5 a.m. to go to school when school doesn't even start until 7:45. She'll be up three hours before the day even starts," said Manning.

She worries her kids would be tired and it would affect their learning.

ABC11 contacted the district and learned there was in fact a typo. An official told ABC11 the transportation department is in the process of correcting the problem.
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