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Bus Driver Leaves 5-Year-Old at Wrong Stop With Stranger

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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Bus Driver Leaves 5-Year-Old at Wrong Stop With Stranger (VIDEO)

by Mary Fischer

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A mom in Oregon is understandably irate this week, after her 5-year-old daughter was left at the wrong bus stop -- with a man she didn't even know.

When Charlotte Mandich went to retrieve her kindergartner, Natalia, from her designated bus stop on Wednesday, she was met with every parent's worst nightmare. The bus driver informed her that her child had already been dropped off -- leaving Charlotte in a state of panic.

Want to know where she was? A half mile away with the dad of another little girl she attends school with.

Um, is this messed up or what? Thank God Natalia was left with Jeremy Reisdorf, a kind-hearted person who immediately knew something was wrong and made sure she got home safely.

But what if he hadn't been there? What if Natalia had been placed in the hands of someone who did not have her best interests at heart? And it would've been bad enough if the driver left her with another mom -- but a random dude? Again, let's just be thankful things turned out ok.

If I were Charlotte, however, I'd demand that this man be fired for potentially putting a child in harm's way. I understand that there are so many kids on the bus that it's easy to get confused as to who gets off where. But all he had to do was ask Natalia where her mother was, and he would've known something wasn't right.

I remember there was one day last year when I went to get my own son off the bus, and the driver looked at me and said, "He's not here." I swear I almost passed out right then and there. I started to panic. It turns out he simply had his nose buried in a book and didn't notice that he was at his stop -- but I still couldn't breathe. And that's why I can only imagine how terrified this mom was when her daughter not only did not come off that bus -- but was then told she'd already been dropped off with another person.

Hopefully Charlotte won't rest until this man is fired. Yes, he made a mistake, which is something everyone does from time to time. But when it comes to a child's safety, there's really no room for this sort of error.

Video here

Do you think the bus driver should be terminated?

 

by on Nov. 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Yes, he should be terminated.

NeonGirl9583
by Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:17 PM
I think so
goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Scary. I hear about stuff like this happening locally too much too. I've had bus drivers leave without kids, and not older kids who were farting around. These were kindergartners stand on the sidewalk holding hands and the driver just left. They have also dropped kids off at the bus garage because the driver didn't know the route to their homes. Ugh. Drivers here are so stupid.

Maverick1957
by on Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Yep, without a doubt.  Sooner the better.

Mandy575
by Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:43 PM

YES!

Paigesmommy78
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:46 PM
I think so
jurnee14
by New Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 9:56 PM

He needs to be fired


johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Nov. 17, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Yes.We have had stuff happen like this here.

themomof3boys
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Yes!!
HotMomma2622
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 7:53 AM
I remember when my son was in kindergarten I was at my ultra sound of my second son when we got home my six year old was in the front yard playing with our dog who was chained up . His driver was never early instead of him being last she dropped him at first he was twenty min early I was sooooo pissed my neighborhood was really not a leave it to beaver area I called the bus barn and I went off . I told them you let my six yr old son at home by his self . She said sorry that was it. I was livid. I'm glad he was smart enough to stay in the yard.
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