Special needs student left at wrong bus stop - WSMV Channel 4

Special needs student left at wrong bus stop

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McMINNVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A special needs student was outside in chilly temperatures for nearly an hour after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop, officials said.

Warren County Director of Schools Bobby Cox told Channel 4 that the 13-year-old boy was dropped off Thursday at an empty home on Grove Road. The child is normally dropped off at his grandfather's house, but his grandfather had been admitted to the hospital and that a substitute driver did not get that message, Cox said. He added that the school system's priority is to ensure that all children are taken to the correct home.

Cox explained that the matter has been addressed with Durham School Services, which is contracted to provide bus transportation for Warren County.

"We will take this into consideration when it's time to renew Durham's contract," Cox said.

A similar incident occurred about three weeks ago, according to officials, when two elementary school age children who were new to the school system were taken to the wrong apartment complex.

"That driver saw the children waving and stopped, and the children said this is the wrong place. The driver took it upon himself to deliver them to the right apartments," Cox said.

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