Mother says pre-K student was dropped off at wrong bus stop

Mother says pre-K student was dropped off at wrong bus stop

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Clayton County mother says a school bus driver dropped off her 4-year-old son at the wrong bus stop.

Thankfully, a stranger found the boy and brought him home, but now the mother wants answers.

Vanessa Ibarra broke down in tears when she told Channel 2's Audrey Washington what happened.

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"I was one lucky mom," she said crying.

Ibarra said her son, Dominic, finally started pre-kindergarten at Huie Elementary School on Monday.

Video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows Dominic as he boards the bus. Ibarra expected him to be dropped back off at the Hendrix Drive bus stop, but she said when 2:50 p.m. rolled around, he was nowhere to be found.

"Nobody knew anything."

Ibarra said some time later, a stranger in a truck showed up at her home with Dominic in the back seat. She was told Dominic knew he was lost and gave the stranger directions to his home.


"He was wandering down the street," Ibarra said.

Ibarra said Dominic was dropped off along Magnolia Lane, exactly 2 miles away.

Clayton County Public Schools sent Channel 2 a statement that said:

"Clayton County Public Schools is aware of an incident involving a student being dropped off at the wrong bus stop earlier in the week. As the district continues to gather information relative to this incident, we are addressing this matter internally and appropriately."