Flint 4-year-old left alone on bus in the freezing cold - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Flint 4-year-old left alone on bus in the freezing cold

Posted:
GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) -

(01/22/14) - There was a scary situation for a 4-year-old boy after he was left alone on a bus for hours in the freezing cold, Wednesday. 

ABC12 talked to the boy's mother at their Flint home.

Hillary told us the bus arrived around 7:20 Wednesday morning to take her son, Va'Ton, to Eagles Nest Child Care Center in Flint.

"It was -7 when I put him on the bus," she said.

Hillary says he fell asleep on the way there and when the bus pulled up to the child care center, all the kids got off. Va'Ton was still sleeping, but the bus monitor did not notice. It was her job to keep track of the students.

"He fell asleep and so he was missed as the other kids got off the bus," Hillary said.

Va'Ton said he woke up alone on the bus with no heat, no food and no bathroom.

Fortunately, his mother packed a blanket and pillow for him to use during nap time at school. He needed it on that chilly bus.

"I picked my cover up and sat on my pillow and I was cold again," Va'Ton said.

Cold and hungry, Va'Ton sat on the bus until 2 p.m., when the bus driver finally came back to take the kids home. That's when she saw Va'Ton.

"I said, 'Why did you leave me in this bus the whole time?'" Va'Ton said.

Wednesday night, we talked to the administrator for Eagles Nest Child Care Center.

Deloris Flynn confirmed the child was left on the bus. She told us she fired the bus monitor. It was the bus monitor's job to count the children.

"She really, really did not do her job today, she has expressed her apologies," Flynn said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Teen involved in shooting outside Bay County Juvenile Center had troubled past

    Teen involved in shooting outside Bay County Juvenile Center had troubled past

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:20:06 GMT
    We are learning new details about the teenager who was involved in Thursday's shooting outside a Bay County juvenile home.
    We are learning new details about the teenager who was involved in Thursday's shooting outside a Bay County juvenile home.
  • Mid-Michigan firefighters fill the boot for MDA

    Mid-Michigan firefighters fill the boot for MDA

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:56:23 GMT
    (08/31/14) - Mid-Michigan firefighters were doing their part to help kids in need Labor Day weekend. The Saginaw Township Fire Department was one of many who took time out of their holiday weekend - to raise money for MDA."It means a lot to the guys, our department has a long history of doing this, i think this is our 35th to 40th year that we've been supporting muscular dystrophy, so it's a tradition. We give up a little bit of our holiday time to help out local families in need, it's defini...
    (08/31/14) - Mid-Michigan firefighters were doing their part to help kids in need Labor Day weekend. The Saginaw Township Fire Department was one of many who took time out of their holiday weekend - to raise money for MDA."It means a lot to the guys, our department has a long history of doing this, i think this is our 35th to 40th year that we've been supporting muscular dystrophy, so it's a tradition. We give up a little bit of our holiday time to help out local families in need, it's defini...
  • Man shot and killed, woman stabbed in Birch Run Township incident

    Man shot and killed, woman stabbed in Birch Run Township incident

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:49:34 GMT
    (08/31/14) - A 57-year-old man was killed during a domestic dispute.The Michigan State Police say troopers and other emergency responders were called to a home in the 1300 block of Willard Road in Birch Run Township.The call came in around 11:55 p.m. for a domestic violence and felonious assault that was happening.When troopers arrived they found a 63-year-old woman with stab wounds, and the 57-year-old man dead.The woman was taken to Hurley Medical Center for for treatment.An autopsy is sche...
    (08/31/14) - A 57-year-old man was killed during a domestic dispute.The Michigan State Police say troopers and other emergency responders were called to a home in the 1300 block of Willard Road in Birch Run Township.The call came in around 11:55 p.m. for a domestic violence and felonious assault that was happening.When troopers arrived they found a 63-year-old woman with stab wounds, and the 57-year-old man dead.The woman was taken to Hurley Medical Center for for treatment.An autopsy is sche...
Powered by WorldNow

abc12.com

ABC12 Main Station
810-233-3130

Mailing Address:
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, Michigan 48503

Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WJRT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.