Carla Whittingham of Pickering is not happy with Durham Regional School Board and Stock Transportation, after her 4-year-old son was dropped off at the wrong stop at the end of his first day in senior kindergarten.
Jeremiah Whittingham was sent home on the wrong bus, which ensured that he would not arrive at his intended destination after school let out.
Whittingham told CBC News here that after being let off, Jeremiah eventually found his way home, but not before somebody noticed the boy and called police. A supervisor from Jeremiah’s daycare eventually arrived to take the boy to First Steps Childcare Services.
Carla was told by the bus company that the driver in question will be disciplined, but not fired. It was his first day of work.
She told CBC News that she cried after learning what happened.
“[Jeremiah] didn’t see the severity and he just thought he could walk to daycare, because it’s where he was supposed to be.”
Mom now worries that Jeremiah has been traumatized by the event, and will be reminded of this experience every time the bell rings at the end of every school day.