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Mom says daughter left at bus stop for a third time this school year

Posted: 7:35 PM, Sep 28, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-28 19:35:18-04
Mom says daughter left at bus stop for a third time this school year

SUSSEX, Va. -- A mom is concerned about her daughter not making it to school, after she said her daughter was left for a third time at the bus stop.

On Monday morning, Francis Boyd was waiting for her school bus-- at the same stop she's stood at for nine years.

She said, just like two other times, the big yellow bus kept going, never slowing down.

"I was looking forward to going to school, but I wasn't surprised," Francis said.

Kitty Boyd says she learned of the problem, in a text message from her daughter, who is an 8th grader at Sussex Central Middle School.

"I would really, honestly, truly just want the bus driver to slow down and look," she said.

When asked if she thought it was intentional, the fifteen year old responded: "I don't think so, like I just think she's not used to the bus route.”

Monday afternoon, CBS 6 contacted Sussex County School Superintendent Arthur Jarrett, who said he was not aware of the problem.

Less than two hours later, Dr. Jarrett released a statement that the Operations Coordinator, the bus driver and he had made contact with the parent and are working to ensure that this does not happen again. He added a bus was sent to pick up Francis and take her to school.