Local

Bus Driver Drops Girl At Wrong Stop, Duncanville Father Upset

(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Andrea Lucia
Andrea joined CBS 11 and TXA 21 in September 2010, one day befo...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

185992939 10 Bus Driver Drops Girl At Wrong Stop, Duncanville Father UpsetHot Halloween Costumes

3258814 Bus Driver Drops Girl At Wrong Stop, Duncanville Father UpsetTop 10 Horror Films

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Bus Driver Drops Girl At Wrong Stop, Duncanville Father UpsetMissing Summer?

 alt=Celebrities And Their Dogs

cowb thumb Bus Driver Drops Girl At Wrong Stop, Duncanville Father UpsetCowboys Cheerleaders

DUNCANVILLE (CBS 11 News) - Twelve year old Allie Holmes stepped off her school bus Tuesday and had no idea where she was.

“I was really, really, really nervous. I was scared,” she said.

The fifth grader, who struggles with a learning disability, was riding a new bus, for students who stay after school for tutoring. Holmes’ bus driver dropped her off in the wrong neighborhood. Duncanville ISD investigated and confirmed the driver ordered her off the bus almost a mile away from home.

The young girl walked up to a stranger, asked to borrow a phone, and called her father at home.

“She said, ‘Daddy, I don’t know where I’m at,'” her father, Joe O’Neal, said.

He received directions from the phone’s owner and found his daughter standing on a street corner.

“I was shaking. I didn’t really panic, but I was scared,” said O’Neal.

O’Neal says, he was allowed to watch video from the bus of what happened.

“(The driver) was asking the students, you know , ‘Is this your stop? Where do you get off?’ And going by their word instead of by the paper he had,” said O’Neal.

The district now says it will have students on after school tutoring buses carry badges with their name, address, and bus stop.

“We transport approximately 14 thousand students a day and we have to get it right every time and when we don’t it’s serious,” said district spokesperson, Tammy Kuykendall.

O’Neal, though , says this is the second time a school bus driver has left his daughter in the wrong place, and he wants to make sure it’s the last.

“They need to have training for all their drivers, make sure everyone’s on the same page,” he said.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: