A 4-year-old child was found after boarding the wrong school bus in Boston. Authorities later found her at 7:30 p.m. in the bus yard with her school bus driver. Apparently that is the protocol should a child board the wrong bus. The incident purportedly occurred because she had the wrong last name on a name tag. Do they not check first name too?
Students at the Mattahunt Elementary School in Mattapan were issued name tags denoting which bus they should be on, said Jonathan Palumbo, spokesman for the Boston public schools. The girl’s name tag had the correct first name, but the wrong last name, leading her to get on the wrong bus.
The school bus driver is employed by First Student who background check all drivers according to their website. They operate a fleet of over 22,000 buses transporting over 2 million children in the U.S. and Canada.