A Milwaukee kindergartener was left on a school bus, and police were sluggish to help find him. His parents are speaking out.
Cameron Smith, 5, fell asleep on a GO Riteway school bus Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal. When her kid wasn't home by 5 p.m., Chenequa Byers-Smith contacted the school and bus company but got no one.
The cops demanded a search of the family home to acquire additional information. Family members took charge and began searching for the youngster.
To find Byers-Smith still on the bus in the parking lot, her mother and two brothers went to the bus company while the police were at the house. Cameron was honking for assistance Monday night when his relatives spotted him.
“It could have ended very differently had we not thought to go up there,” Chenequa Byers-Smith said.
“He was very cold and tired,” Byers-Smith said. “He was finally relieved that someone knew where he was.”
The mother transported her youngster to Children's Wisconsin for hypothermia and injury checks.
He was OK, but incredibly tired,” she said, adding that the incident traumatized her son.
GO Riteway stated the bus driver was fired for safety violations after a shift.