Posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:40 PM
Thursday, Aug 30 at 7:41 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- The school year got off to a frightening start for one mother after a school bus mix-up left her Pre-K student no where to be found.
The 4-year-old boy was dropped off at the wrong location after school in Northeast Bexar County.
There was a big scramble as district officials spent several hours trying to find him. Shertz Cibolo Universal City ISD says they don’t drop off 4-year-olds from buses without a parent being there. So They’re trying to figure out how a pre-K kid ended up lost.
Crystal Evans said at around 2:45 p.m. she was notified that her son had been put on the wrong bus at Rose Garden Elementary and was safely heading to his daycare.
“Then I get a call from the vice principal around 4:30 and she has no idea where my son is," Evans said. "There’s a police officer there getting his clothing description and they’re questioning the learning center who’s also looking for him."
The owner of the Autrey Day Care joined the hunt for little Corbin.
“After an hour and a half I decided, no, that's too long. So I went over to the school and they were already closed," said Vivan Autrey. "I decided to think like a child and go to the home.
And that's where they found Corbin at home with his sister after he got off the bus by himself.
Greg Gibson the superintendent of SCUCISD said, “The reality is 6 or 7,000 students for us get on buses and we have to work out some kinks. I think that’s what we got here.”
The school district says they are still investigating the incident.
"He was fine," said Evans. "He didn't know he was lost. And I'm sure that he's going to be OK. And I said,'Well, I understand that. But what about me?'"