A 7-year-old boy from Dorchester was dropped off on busy Dorchester Ave by his school bus driver on Thursday afternoon. WBZ-TV is reporting, the boy had to make a half-mile walk home alone after his bus from the Henderson School dropped him off way before his stop.
The boy told his mother that the bus driver was a substitute driver and not his normal driver. He pulled over on Dot. Ave and told the boy that this was his stop and to get off the bus, even though the boy told him it wasn’t.
The boy was able to make it home safely by himself but was frightened and did ask people for help on his way.
In a statement to WBZ-TV Friday night, BPS called the incident “unacceptable.”
“Boston Public Schools takes our responsibility to transport our students safely very seriously. What happened is unacceptable. When the BPS Department of Transportation was notified about this matter, the driver was removed from service pending investigation.”
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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