MWC mom says 8-year-old daughter sent on wrong bus to unknown neighborhood twice

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) — A mom claims her daughter has been put on the wrong bus twice and left wandering around a neighborhood she’s not familiar with.

"All that ran through my mind is that she's wandering," Krystal Atwell told News 4.

Atwell said she's been left wondering where here 8-year-old daughter is after school not once, but twice this year.

The first incident happened at the beginning of the school year.

"She just was told the wrong number bus to get on it. It drove past our old apartment building and she was familiar with that. So, she got off at that stop and then a child noticed that my child was lost and crying," Atwell said.

She said that child told her mom, who tracked Atwell down on Facebook.

The second incident happened earlier this week.

"Her teacher was late bringing the students down to where they get picked up for the bus, and my child's bus had already left," Atwell said.

Atwell said her child's teacher at Crutcho Public School then put her on a different bus.

When the child didn't show up at home after school again, Atwell called the school.

"I said, 'So you don't know where my child is,' and the secretary told me, and she said, 'No, I just told you, she was dropped off at a mobile home park.' I obviously became angry," Atwell said, not sure where this mobile home park was.

Then, she said the school hung up on her.

News 4 contacted the school and they sent us this statement:

"On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 a student was placed on the wrong bus and got off at the wrong bus stop. The teacher informed the administrator of what happened, and the administrator immediately went to pick the student up from the neighborhood community office and then returned the student to the school to meet the parents. The student was never left alone. Students' safety and security are the top priority at Crutcho Public School. All faculty and staff have revisited the proper dismissal procedures to ensure the safety of all students." - Melvin Perry, Crutcho Public School

"I still don't know the name of the mobile home park or anything," Atwell said. "It's just scary."

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