Mom Angry After School Bus Drops 5-Year-Old Son at Wrong Stop
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was a scary afternoon for a young Kansas City, Missouri, boy after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop – and now his mother says that she is ready to take legal action against the school district.
Five-year-old Titus Sherman, a Kindergartner at Attucks Elementary School, was supposed to get off his school bus at 10th and Woodland on Thursday. But instead, his bus driver dropped him off several blocks away near 18th and Kansas streets.
“My baby could have been kidnapped, killed, anything,” said Sherman’s mother, Vernice Scott. She tells FOX 4 News that this was the second incident this week involving her son’s school bus. On Tuesday, the boy was left behind at school at the end of the day.
“It’s his first time going to school, it’s only his third day there, and a second incident, so I’m just thankful that nothing else happened to him,” said his uncle, Jai Scott.
On Thursday, a good Samaritan found Titus standing alone near 18th and Woodland.
“I told my boyfirend, that don’t look right. He’s just standing there. he’s kind of hiding and he had his backpack,” said Karin Carlock, who sat with the child for 30 minutes, and then tried to help him find his way home before discovering a note in his backpack showing where he goes to school.
Carlock then took Titus to a local police station, where he was reunited with his mother.
“I really appreciate her,” said a grateful Vernice Scott. “I love her a lot”
Scott says that after the two incidents in one week, she’s ready to take legal action against the school district.
In a prepared statement, the Kansas City School District says that it is investigating the incident, and is relieved that Titus was found safe.
The district denied FOX 4′s request for surveillance video from the bus, claiming that it’s considered a student educational record.