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School officials apologize to parents of 7-year-old boy dropped off at wrong bus stop

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. - The family of a Montgomery County boy whose school bus dropped him off in the wrong spot on Monday is finally getting some answers.  The 7-year-old was found terrified, walking alone in the chilly temperatures. 

School officials refused to go on camera, but they did talk to the boy’s mom, Robin Godfrey.  Her son Tyshon spent nearly three hours out in the cold, and she says she has been promised that they will get to the bottom of what happened. 

Tyshon, a second grader at Bel Pre Elementary School, admits he was “a little bit” scared.  He says he was left out on the street where no one could find him.

Robin Godfrey says her cousin went to the bus stop to get Tyshon, only to find he wasn’t there.  She tells FOX 5 a substitute bus driver dropped him off at the wrong stop, but she still isn’t sure where that was.  She found her son walking home—two hours later.

In an email to FOX 5, a Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson said, “We have been in touch with the family and apologize for any stress or concern this incident has caused the student and the family.” 

After one of her worst days ever, Godfrey says she is glad she told her story, and she finally feels like school officials are taking her seriously. 

"I really appreciate the support I got from them this morning," she said.

Montgomery County Public Schools says since the incident is still under investigation, they can’t talk about the job status of the bus driver. 

Tyshon returned to school on Tuesday, but his mom says is nervous about getting back on the bus.  So, for now, she plans to drive him to and from school. 

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