5-year-old boy left alone on street corner
DORAL, Fla. (WSVN) -- A 5-year-old boy was dropped off at the wrong bus stop and left all alone.
As traffic buzzed down Northwest 79th Avenue, 5-year-old Donovan stood alone and stranded Monday afternoon.
"I was on the bus, and then they dropped me off right there, and then I got lost," said Donovan Sangroni.
He attends Kindergarten at John Isner Elementary and despite a sign around his neck, detailing where he's supposed to go, Donovan made it on the wrong bus. His mom said he then got dropped off at the wrong stop near Northwest 44th Street and 79th Avenue.
"Later, I came to find out that they left him on that corner," said the boy's mother, Charlene Diaz. "With no parent or guardian, with nobody, they just leave him on the corner and the bus left, and that's it."
As the school tried to track down Donovan, he walked to a nearby apartment complex looking for help.
"I walked to the security guard right there," said Donovan. That security guard called the school, who called his mom, who finally found her son.
"I was going crazy," said Diaz. "How could someone be so irresponsible to put a child on the wrong bus and just to leave him on the street?"
Monday was Donovan's first day of his after school program.
"He was already telling me that he was a little scared," said Diaz, "He didn't know if the people were going to know him and was afraid that he was gonna get lost, and he got lost."
Charlene Diaz and the school district are both going to the elementary school tomorrow to further investigate why this occurred.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools released this statement: "Miami-Dade Schools Police, as well as the district's transportation department administrators, have been speaking with a number of individuals as they investigate the cause of this incident. We expect to have answers in the days ahead."
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