RICHLAND, Wash. - A Richland mother is glad her child is safe. Ashley Hegel said her kindergartner was let off at a bus stop when an unrelated man there said he thought it was the right place for the little girl.
The man eventually realized his mistake and helped reunite Ashley and her daughter at the next bus stop down. But the concerned mother wants the Richland School District and other parents to know about this incident along with another one she said she witnessed last school year.
Ashley said she saw another young boy let off at the wrong bus stop and had to wave down the driver to let them know about the problem.
"I want to know that my daughter is being protected and that the bus drivers are following protocol," said Hegel. "I don't feel like that was the case yesterday or towards the end of last year when the first incident had happened."
"We have process for that, to investigate that, but it's pretty clear that our process was not followed, so we're going to look at why that occurred and we're going to make sure that doesn't happen in the future," said Mark Panther of the Richland School District.
The school district said if a bus driver isn't sure a child should be getting off at a particular stop they're supposed to keep the child on the bus and their parents should be contact.