Schools confirm that a 6 year old was dropped at wrong location

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Department of Education has confirmed an investigation into a bus stop that left a six year old girl stranded in an unfamiliar location.

Spokesperson for HCDE Steve Doremus confirmed the student was let off the bus at the incorrect bus stop on August 12th and the transportation hotline received a call 5 days later.

“After looking at the information we had available to us, we determined that the child did in fact, get off the bus at the wrong stop calling back the parents let them know that a mistake had been made. And that we would be happy to again meet with them with the bus driver and the family. And the director of transportation that offer was again declined. But at the end of the day, the safety and security of all of our students, especially those who travel on our school buses is our highest priority.

Doremus said the department investigates every situation and is reviewing their transportation procedures to ensure students safety.

“You know, our buses run probably 15,000 miles a day, picking up and delivering students at the end of the school day. So it’s a big task and we take it very seriously looking out for our students. We work very hard to make sure that we get it right. Occasionally a mistake is made, but we try to learn from those and keep it from happening again.”

There has been no confirmed disciplinary action taken against the bus driver. In Chattanooga, Hannah Bullard News 12 Now

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