The first day of school can be a roller coaster of emotions for kid and parents alike.
And when Keyana Darden put her four-year-old son, Rashiem, on the bus for his first day of school, she couldn’t wait to pick up her son that afternoon to hear all about his big day. But when she arrived at Riverside Elementary to pick him up, he was nowhere in sight.
At Rasheim’s school, it is required that all parents have a notarized affidavit for their children to be allowed to ride the bus home — something her son didn’t have.
Despite making it clear that she would be picking up him up at the school, staff allowed the little boy to board the bus.
Even though bus drivers in the district aren’t allowed to drop kids off at stops by themselves, the driver of Rashiem’s bus dropped him off without a guardian present.