Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Ciare Mckenzie (right) has taken her daughter Jomyra out of Bancroft Elementary in Minneapolis after, she says, the school put Jomyra on the wrong bus home twice. 
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Ciare Mckenzie took her 6-year-old child to Bancroft Elementary in Minneapolis, and twice, the school placed her daughter on the wrong bus home.

According to Fox 9, on Wednesday Jomyra Mckenzie was placed on a bus that dropped her at the corner of 37th and Snelling when she was supposed to have been dropped off at Sunshine Tree Child Development Center.


Ciare Mckenzie learned that her child was missing once she arrived at the day care center.

"I go to the day care, my daughter's not here; where is she?" Mckenzie told the news station. "She's supposed to get off the bus from school to the day care."

It was the second time that the school had placed Jomyra on the wrong bus, and just like the last time, some friendly neighbors spotted the crying child walking alone in an alley and helped her get home.

"I heard somebody yelling, 'I want my mommy, I want my mommy, I want my mommy,' " neighbor Andre Perkins told the news station. "When I got up, I looked out the window and I said, 'Oh no, not again!' "


Mckenzie told the news station that she spoke with the school and was told, "Oh, it's no big deal, it's no big deal, it happens all the time."  

Mckenzie said the nonchalant attitude regarding her daughter's safety didn't work for her, and she has since pulled her child out of the school.


Fox 9 reached out to the school district. It wouldn't comment on Mckenzie's situation but told the station that the safety of students is a high priority and that the district takes full responsibility when a student is put on the wrong bus.

Read more at Fox 9.

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