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>>

  • Volunteer basketball coach charged with videotaping girl in her home

    Volunteer basketball coach charged with videotaping girl in her home

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:08:42 GMT
    A Gratiot County man is in trouble with the law after being accused of secretly videotaping a unclothed girl at her home.
    A Gratiot County man is in trouble with the law after being accused of secretly videotaping a unclothed girl at her home.
  • Millington teen to come home after over 5 months in hospital

    Millington teen to come home after over 5 months in hospital

    Millington teen to come home after over 5 months in hospital

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:23:12 GMT
    (07/27/2014) - A Millington teen is coming home soon after spending five months in the hospital.Brady Gulledge was diagnosed with H1N1 back in February. Since then he's been in the Pediatric ICU at the University of Michigan's hospital. But on Facebook Sunday we learned he'll be moving to a new floor Wednesday and going home soon after. He still has a long road to recovery ahead of him but his supporters are happy he can continue to heal in the comfort of his own home.
    (07/27/2014) - A Millington teen is coming home soon after spending five months in the hospital.Brady Gulledge was diagnosed with H1N1 back in February. Since then he's been in the Pediatric ICU at the University of Michigan's hospital. But on Facebook Sunday we learned he'll be moving to a new floor Wednesday and going home soon after. He still has a long road to recovery ahead of him but his supporters are happy he can continue to heal in the comfort of his own home.
  • Family's home destroyed during Sunday storm

    Family's home destroyed during Sunday storm

    Family's home destroyed during Sunday storm

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:20:47 GMT
    (07/27/2014) - The storms ripped through Mid Michigan Sunday, leaving behind plenty of damage.One local family is feeling the effects, and looking for a new place to call home. "She was pulling in and I guess she seen it," said Cortez William'sof his fiance as she returned home from work to witness a tree falling on her home."I seen it fall, I didn't realize it was my house and I was like, that whole tree just fell over," said Jazmine Ashman-Jones."I came running down the street and my house ...
    (07/27/2014) - The storms ripped through Mid Michigan Sunday, leaving behind plenty of damage.One local family is feeling the effects, and looking for a new place to call home. "She was pulling in and I guess she seen it," said Cortez William'sof his fiance as she returned home from work to witness a tree falling on her home."I seen it fall, I didn't realize it was my house and I was like, that whole tree just fell over," said Jazmine Ashman-Jones."I came running down the street and my house ...
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.