St. Louis mother searches for answers after 5-year-old put on wrong bus

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by KMOV.com Staff / Lindsay Bramson

KMOV.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 23 at 9:14 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis mother is looking for answers after her son was put on the wrong bus on his way home from Kindergarten.

Sherrie Singer was frantic after she waited at her 5-year-old’s bus stop for 50 minutes with no idea where he was.

Singer said when she contacted the bus company, Go-Ahead, for information on her son, they wouldn’t provide any.

The mother then contacted St. Louis Charter School, and administrators were eventually able to track down her son. Now, Singer is trying to find out how a 5-year-old was sent to the wrong place.

St. Louis Charter School reports their staff put the boy on the bus they were told he belonged on. According to the school the bus route had changed, and Go-Ahead did not notify them.

"The safety of our students is our highest priority," the school said in a statement released Wednesday. " Once we were made aware of this situation, we immediately worked with the bus company to make sure the child got home safely."

Go-Ahead has released a statement that reports the student was taken by another bus to his correct stop. 

"On Friday afternoon, January 18, 2013 Go Ahead was notified that a student was not on their correct bus," the company said. "We immediately dispatched another bus which dropped the student at their afternoon drop off, arriving the same time as the correct bus. The student was met at the stop by an adult."

What the statement does not address is the fact that, according to the school, both buses were fifty minutes late. 

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