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Wrong bus, wrong stop

WATERFORD -- "Chaos," said Chris Lemere. That's how Chris Lemere describes this 30 minutes his 5-year old son Austin was unaccounted for. Austin got on the wrong bus and got dropped off at the wrong spot.

"The school nor the bus company notified police," said Lemere.

The Lemere's called police, and CBS6 picked up a copy of the missing persons report. When Chris Lemere couldn't get answers from the bus company or the school district he called CBS6. The bus company, Folmsbee Transportation, told CBS6 that they don't comment on ongoing investiations. Folmsbee refered us to the superintendent. After making several calls this morning this afternoon Timothy Lange returned our call, but wouldn't go on camera, and wouldn't comment on this matter aside from saying the safety of their children is a top priority.

"I am just hoping this doesn't happen to someone elses kid," said Lemere.

Obviously mistakes happen, but I wanted to know if 5-year olds are expected to find the right bus and know where to get off on their own. Chris Lemere went in to meet with the superintendent this afternoon. Lemere told CBS6 that the school said all the kindergartners, first and second graders will gather in the cafeteria and then be put on the correct bus and all bus drivers will have to take attendance.

 
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