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Parents say child was left on school bus in Massachusetts

  • Xavier Ebersold, three, was allegedly left strapped in his car seat on a school bus
  • He was picked up from his home in Taunton, Massachusetts for preschool
  • His teacher marked him present, despite him never getting off the bus 
  • He was found over three hours later six miles away in a parking lot
  • The bus driver, the monitor and the teacher involved have now all been fired

The parents of a three-year-old Massachusetts boy say their son was left alone on a school bus for several hours.

Xavier Ebersold was picked up from his parent’s home in Taunton for preschool around 8.30am Monday. 

The bus arrived at the school at around 9.15am by Xavier was left on the bus. The Ebersolds say their son was marked present at Triumph, Inc. Head Start Program. It wasn’t until 11am that the school called the Ebersolds about Xavier’s absence.

 

Xavier Ebersold was picked up from his parent's home in Taunton for preschool around 8:30am Monday

The parents of a three-year-old Massachusetts boy say their son was left alone on a school bus for several hours before he was found

Xavier was still strapped to his car seat on the bus at a parking lot at a different school when he was found

Xavier was still strapped to his car seat on the bus at a parking lot at a different school when he was found

The child’s mother says the program’s executive director found their son around noon. He was still strapped to his car seat on the bus at a parking lot at a different school about six miles away.

‘The first thing he said was “momma I cried for you, nobody let me off the bus,”‘ said Stephen Ebersold, the boy’s father to Fox25. ‘I don’t know how you could forget him, I can’t see how I would forget him.’ 

Executive director Karen Ennis says the school is cooperating with the Ebersolds and licensing authorities. Ennis says staff members involved have been removed from duty. 

He was found over three hours later six miles away in a parking lot. Pictured with his father Stephen

He was found over three hours later six miles away in a parking lot. Pictured with his father Stephen

The bus driver, the monitor and the teacher involved have now all been fired

The bus driver, the monitor and the teacher involved have now all been fired

Xavier was picked up at 8.30am. The bus arrived at the school at 9.15am, but he did not get off

Xavier was picked up at 8.30am. The bus arrived at the school at 9.15am, but he did not get off

The boy’s parents have said that the the bus driver, the monitor and the teacher involved have now all been fired. 

‘It’s kind of nerve-racking to think your child is not going to come home because someone didn’t take the 30 seconds to walk to the end of the bus,’ said Ebersold. 

‘What would’ve happened if this had happened on a colder day or in the middle of summer?’ 

Xavier’s mother says she will now drive her son to school.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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