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Child Left Alone for Hours on School Bus



    Child Left Alone for Hours on School Bus

    A Roxbury mother claimed her son was left alone on a school bus can for two hours Wednesday morning.

    No record of the bus company could be found registered with the state.

    "Any three year old child is hard to miss so I don't understand what went wrong this morning," said Nicole Venter, mother of the child.

    Her son, Jarome Johnson, was inside a school van owned by Easy Does It Transportation.

    When NBC reporters arrived at an address for Easy Does It Transportation, a man jumped in the bus in question and sped off.

    The van was found parked on Mount Pleasant in Roxbury.

    According to Venter, the child was found when a parent walking their own child to school saw Jarome Johnson banging on the glass.

    The van Johnson was found in so happened to be across the street from Nurtury daycare. They took care of him until his mother arrived.

    "I don't understand how you are supposed to be in charge of someone's little life like that," said Venter.

    Venter said Boston Police told her what happened and when she arrived to pick up her son, the bus driver didn't have an explanation.

    "The bus driver was there," said Venter. "She didn't really have much to say, but you know 'sorry I don't know how I missed him.'"

    NBC Boston called the bus driver, but they were unable to be reached.

    "All I'm saying is do your job and do it correctly," said Venter. "I'm tired of people having these jobs and not doing them."

    Venter spent hours at Boston Medical Center with Johnson Wednesday morning for evaluation.

    Johnson was unharmed.

    An employee at the daycare which sheltered Johnson said they've reported what happened and continue looking into the situation.

    The employee also added that Easy Does It Transportation is "very reliable."

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