First-grader wanders alone on busy street after school bus driver drops him off

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by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News, Larry Seward / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 12 at 11:40 PM

HOUSTON—The family of a 6-year-old boy left wandering the streets for two hours is furious with his school, despite an apology.

Treysheon Dorsey, who’s deaf in one ear and has a speech impediment, was dropped off blocks from his home in southwest Houston by the school bus driver.

"I just think that’s negligence," said Ashley Dorsey, the child’s mom.

She said Treysheon wasn’t even supposed to be on the bus because his grandmother always picks him up.

"The whole time my mom is sitting there waiting for him," said Dorsey."They keep telling her, ‘We don’t know where he’s at.’"

It turned out a teacher at the Girls and Boys Preparatory Academy let Treysheon leave with the students who ride the bus and he followed them on board.

"Don’t just let children get on the bus and just drop ‘em off anywhere, and just call it a day so you can hurry up and get home to your child," said an angry Ashley Dorsey.

"Anybody could have took him," agreed Consuella Dorsey, Treysheon’s grandmother. "We would never see him again and sorry would not have cut it."

Fortunately, a good Samaritan, Crystal Auzenne, saw Treysheon crying as he walked on a busy street.

"I asked him if he knew his mom's (cell phone) number," said Auzenne, who is eight-months pregnant.   "He did, which was a good thing.  I gave him the phone. We dialed her up. We got voicemail.  After that, I saw that on his folder it said "Girls and Boys Prep."

Auzenne had trouble finding the school.  So, she dropped him off at a police storefront in southwest Houston.

Academy principal Tyra Ross met with the family after the ordeal and apologized. She admits both the teacher and bus driver dropped the ball.

"We’re very sorry," said Ross. "We’re glad that someone saw the student and brought the student back to safety, but we’re definitely on top of this."

Principal Ross says one employee was reprimanded and the other was fired. She assured the Dorsey’s that their 6-year-old is in good hands.

"That’s what we’re promising them, that this will not happen again," said Ross. "The policies will be followed, that’s the best way to put it."

Even though Treysheon was all smiles on Wednesday, his mom said he didn’t want to go back to school because he was worried he might be left alone again.

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