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Kindergartener let off bus in wrong neighborhood, wanders door to door

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Oct 25 2013 09:34:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 25 2013 11:14:00 PM CDT
ANDERSON, Calif. -

Kayla Ogram said she is switching school districts after her 6-year-old son got on the wrong school bus and ended up roaming around in the wrong neighborhood.

Leon Patton is only in kindergarten, at Meadow lane Elementary school in Anderson. Ogram said Leon got on the wrong school bus Thursday after school, and no one noticed.

Ogram said she went to meet up with her son after school and he wasn't there.

Ogram said she asked the driver, who had no idea, since he wasn’t the regular bus driver.

Ogram quickly called the school and they said they didn’t know were he was, "They kept saying 'I understand you’re upset, its OK, its OK to be upset,' I said  its OK! My baby's gone,"

Six-year-old Leon Patton got dropped off at the Spruce St. drop off, and no one was there to pick him up.

"If we’re not there he’s suppose to stay on the bus and keep on ridding back to the station,” said Ogram.

Ogram says Leon roamed around and eventually knocked on a door, were an elderly woman called 911.

Cascade Union Elementary School District‘s Superintendent Dr. Baljinder Dhillon said that Leon ended up getting in the wrong line, therefore on the wrong bus.

Dillon said the school bus driver, which wasn’t the regular driver, should have checked the list that was available to him but didn’t.

On Thursday, Leon’s regular teacher was absent, which his mother feels made it easy for Leon to slip onto the wrong bus.

The Cascade Union Elementary School District said they are going to make some changes to make sure this never happens again.