I am just getting over the scare of not seeing my 6 yr old son, get off the school bus this afternoon. I saw all
the kids getting off that had gotten in with him in the morning but not my son. I went inside the bus to make sure he was still not sitting there but no; he was not inside the bus either. This whole time the driver just looked at me and my husband but did not say a word.
That’s when our panic began. We rushed to the house and began calling the school to no avail ? the phone was either busy or not being answered. I send my husband to the
school and I decided to stay home trying to get in touch with the school and waiting to see if he would come in another bus. I got a call from a really nice lady with news
What had happened was that my son had gotten off at the neighborhood next to ours. Luckily this nice lady saw him and ask him to go with her so she can call us. Of course, my son didn’t want to go. He was hysterical. Imagine how traumatizing for him. He didn’t know the lady. He went with her but didn’t go inside the house. He waited outside while she looked for my number. It was his first time riding the bus and he has always been very shy and very attached to us. He’s never been anywhere without us. So this was a very scary experience for us. In this case, the ending was not a tragic one, but it could have ended differently. I don’t even want to think about what could’ve happened. Of course, now he doesn’t want to ride the school bus again.
The few minutes of anguish we went through are not something we wish on anyone. And not even to mention the trauma our son experienced.
I really thought the bus driver would keep track of the kids (where they get on and off) especially the first week and with the little one. What’s the point of having a badge with all the info on the kids shirt if they are not even going to look at it/
Sorry, I needed to vent…I’m still shaking from this whole experience. Tomorrow, I will just go to school and pick him up.