A school bus driver has been suspended after dropping two kindergartners off at the wrong stop, almost half a mile from their Waterbury home.
The children’s father, who asked not to be publicly identified, said he was waiting for his 5-year-old twins at their assigned stop on Monday afternoon but the bus pulled up without them.
A short time later, he saw a woman walking toward his home with the children. She said she had found them at another stop.
The father, still shaken at the thought of “what could have happened,” expressed his gratitude to the woman who brought the children home.
School officials said the children were dropped off at the wrong stop despite the fact that Waterbury requires all kindergarten students to wear tags with their home address and information about their correct stop.
The school also requires an adult or parent to be at the stop to meet the children.
School officials notified Durham School Services, the bus company the driver works for. The driver has been suspended for three days and will undergo additional training.