Paterson Father Furious After Son, 4, Is Abandoned On School Bus

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey father is furious after his young son was left abandoned on a school bus for hours on Wednesday.

CBS 2’s John Slattery spoke to the child, who fortunately was unharmed, and his unhappy father.

“I was standing up,” four-year-old Barry Gamble Jr. said.

His father, Paterson resident Barry Gamble Sr., said he’s outraged thinking about what could have happened.

“Somebody could have abducted him, it could have been too hot, he could have had heat stroke,” he said. “Anything could have happened on that bus.”

The child’s father said he put his son on the bus at 8:15 a.m., and his name was checked off by a driver’s aid. However, the child apparently fell asleep in the back of the bus and went unnoticed until 1 p.m.

“I’m assuming when they went to the bus to load up the kids to take them home is when they found him,” Barry Sr. said. “How did they not notice he wasn’t in class if his name was checked off? That means someone’s not doing their job.”

The executive director of the preschool, Concerned Parents for Head Start on 35th Street, was not available to comment.

Gamble, though, said he was told that both the driver and the driver’s aide were fired after what he said was a traumatic experience for his son.

“He didn’t have a bathroom to go to or anything, so he had wet pants and said he was hungry,” he said.

Other parents at the school expressed concern.

“I considered having my child use the school bus, but now I’m reconsidering that option,” parent Michelle Leak said.

Barry Gamble said that as he contemplates legal action, his son – who will start kindergarten in the fall – is now afraid of getting onto a yellow bus.

Gamble said he’s also concerned that the school waited more than 90 minutes before notifying him of the mistake.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

Comments

One Comment

  1. whatever says:

    John pewrett,y r u even talking when ur parents on drugs a u was molested u quick to talk and at that talking bout a 4yr old .but you don’t know no better cause that Peter been played wit nw u play with Peters

  2. whatever says:

    Fred u need to come out the closest u will feel much better.it not ur fault u like boys it’s ur father fault Fred I’m here for u if u nerd to talk

  3. whatever says:

    tell my nephew i love him and girl let these no lives people talk c when people go thru so much in there life.they like the negative side.they not going to b nothing in life jail a hore a crack head a rapist a molester just like there parent’s did them so let them talk ching ching haterrsss love the haterrss kema love them cause they so worry about hating on u to cover up their sad life

  4. whatever says:

    kema forget these crack head babies they was thrown away ,molested,beaten so excused them for not knowing what love is .they are called nobody’s and i do care about people being in situations but these low life i don’t

  5. Christine says:

    You must understand the bus owners point of view.
    He hires a majority of immigrants, or those unable to find work anywhere else,pays them next to nothing,gives them no benefits or perks.
    What do you expect?
    The school districts are aware of this however,they keep their budgets under control on the backs of contract labor in low salary jobs.
    Their first priority is to their own unconscionable salaries and perks,children and contractors last!
    Believe me they are self absorbed to the max,mind you, they only work 39 weeks a year, 6 hrs a day at best,with aides in the school to handle most duties??
    Our legislators are aware here, however,unwilling to make waves due to political patronages

    1. Stewart says:

      Amen!

      1. Latisha says:

        The truth hurts don’t it?

  6. Robert says:

    Why couldn’t this happen to me? I could use a payday, too!

  7. JASON says:

    Some people obviously make negative remarks just to see how angry they can make other people. Those who say the child is to blame and make jokes concerning HIS SAFETY better yet HIS LIFE, these people are idiots, ignorant and possibly don’t even fear God. Watch what you say and do to others because you will reap what you sow. SOONER THAN LATER!!

  8. Robert Senn says:

    why are there no parents on these buses they are responsible for there child let them stay eith the kid on the bus to and from school

    1. jtorres says:

      That’s what the aide is for, Robert. He/She is supposed to supervise the children and check the bus completely for sleeping children. How many times have we heard a similar story? My friend’s 4-year-old son was dropped off by a school bus on a busy avenue after pre-kindergarten. The daycare center didn’t bother to call the parents when he didn’t show up. I shudder to think what might have happend to that beautiful boy had a neighbor not been there by the grace of God and took him to her home until the parents came home from work. He was pulled out of the daycare center the next morning by his furious father and he filed a formal complaint against the driver and the bus company. The driver was later fired. This happend 12 years ago. Why does this continue to happen? Because bus companies keep hiring incompetent, lazy people. Maybe a few lawsuits are what they need to institue and enforce better procedures so this is the anomaly and not the norm

    2. whatever says:

      get your country ass out of here a learn how to talk u beat u deadbeat dad it’s not the parent’s fault u just want to talk

      1. whatever says:

        the comment is for robert sean ur mother left u in the hospital so i could c y u taliking like that

  9. Joseph Didonato says:

    I feel asleep on a bus once as a child and went to the depot. From that time on i had to sit in the front of the bus per the bus drivers rule, i used to be so embarrased when i got on the bus since i knew everyone knew. LOL

  10. Bell Toller says:

    The 4 year old stuent is to blame. why was he sleeping on the bus

    1. jtorres says:

      Because he’s 4 years old, Einstein. The otions of a bus lull people to drowsiness. A child can’t fight off the drowsiness and falls asleep. Hence the rule for checking the bus for sleeping children!

  11. bubble51 says:

    This has also happened in Oklahoma and I am sure it happens throughout the country. I am sure the little boy was traumatized, and the driver and the Aide were fired. So, what else does the Dad and Mom want? If the parents continue to press the issue and make a big deal about it to the child, the child’s anxiety will increase. Address the issue with the child, even counseling if needed, but direct the child into another direction and let it go. I am not trying to downplay the incident but the worst thing that could be for the child is to increase his anxiety. Money is not going to help the child so Mom and Dad just be the best parents you can, and it seems like they are.

  12. old nasty says:

    This kid goes for hours unoticed.Yet they keep bringing my mother-in law back!
    Go figure!

  13. David Goldstein says:

    Why was the boy hiding in the back of the bus and avoiding detection?

    1. Musicmom says:

      The child was not “hiding”., and the aide was supposed to check the entire bus to be sure every child had gotten off and was in the school.

      1. Wells D. says:

        Not to worry, DG’s kind ALWAYS looks to bury the victim.

    2. whatever says:

      y your mother did jail time for starving you and your father beating on ur mother for yr’s they was big crack head’s

      1. whatever says:

        that comment was for david goldstein but his parents still smoking crack

    3. kajeir thomas says:

      tHATS MY LIL Bro my name kajeir thomas and he wasnt hiding dumby

  14. John Prewett says:

    Remember the guy that had the whole nation worrying about his kid being in a balloon ? Some people stay awake late at night thinking of ways to get something for nothing.

    1. Miles says:

      J…please go P. Now…don’t you feel better? Now say sorry for drawing a negative inference (that means saying nasty misdirected things).

      1. whatever says:

        john prewett ur mother got something for nothing when she gave u up for adoption for a crack pipe so go find your real parent’s cause those not it

  15. MK says:

    Yakema and Gary, I can’t even come up with words because I can’t see the screen for the tears pouring down my face. I have 23 grandchildren and I am horrified at the thought of any one of them going through this, how terrified. The Big Yellow bus that was supposed to be a daily dose of fun and “i’m a big boy now” has seriously let him down and disappointed everyone. God iis merciful in keeping your baby boy safe! From Gramma MK

    1. Nicole says:

      Thank You grandma MK for having a heart. I pray that God continually blesses you and your family keeping you from all hurt, harm and Danger. Your concern and sincerity is greatly appreciated!

  16. fred says:

    why dont you sue the dad for puting him on the bus in the first place, if I had a four year old that last thing i would do is put him on a big yellow bus by himself, i would take him to school and pick him up.

    1. Len says:

      Seriously? your comment is ignorant as well as disrespectful, the father may be in a position to rely on the school system, this day and age everyone wants to sue but not be accountable for their own actions. You obviously don’t have kids and have no idea what it takes to raise them, until you do, please keep your uneducated remaks to yourself.

    2. Christina Gonzalez says:

      Fred, you need to understand that the excitement of a child going to school is also the possibility of being able to ride the bus to school. Your choice may be to drive your child, but in this case you really have to think about how excited the child may have been to go riding on a bus to school.

    3. Musicmom says:

      You are a first class moron! For some parents it’s not possible to take the child to and from school and the buses are normally safe. The question should be to the aide and driver: why was this child allowed to sit in the rear of the bus, and why wasn’t the bus checked at the school to be sure all the children had gotten off.

    4. megan says:

      I’m happy that your unemployment status allowed you to do that.

    5. bubble51 says:

      Fred, you are nuts. Your wording, “If I had a four year Old…” points out that you do not have a four year old and doubt you have any children. Do you work Fred? If you have a job then who is going to take the child to school? Apparently the little boys parents work and not a drain on society. There is an expectation that a school bus should take the child from point A to point B and the child should be delivered to the school safely. I am wondering why the school didn’t notify the parents when the child did not show up for school.

    6. whatever says:

      fred u could’nt get on the bus cause u was a forster kid so ur school was down stairs in the forster building and now u gay

    7. whatever says:

      fred u was in forster care so your school was down stairs u did’nt go to public shool and ur clothes omg thta’s y u gay now u was molested

    8. whatever says:

      fred get ur gay ass out of here ur father suck on your peter y u didnt sue him cause u like it

  17. Ricardo A says:

    Your son will be fine. If you sue the school, they will have fewer resources to do a better job. The guilty parties have been fired.

    Let it go. Suing only helps the lawyers, and is what is bringing America down. Make a private deal with the school for free tuition, without attorneys, and be done with it.

    Good luck to you and you family.

    1. Chuck says:

      …and your Doctorate is WHICH field?

  18. Wendy says:

    This is unacceptable, I hope the parents seek justice, for the sake of the child’s therapy bills. This child will have abandonment issues along with nervousness, and a lack of self confidence, all because the transportation system hires stupid people. Also go after the day care for not following up on the child being absent. I’m glad that the child is ok.

  19. Rob Santiago says:

    I am a middle class professional. If this happened to one of my children, I would sue the pants off the school/school district. When you place your children in the care of a school, there is an expectation that the school will exercise due diligence. This school failed. There could have been physical harm done to this innocent child. Psychological harm does appear evident. How do you give this child back any sense of safety and trust after being abandoned for over 5 hours? A law suit will compensate to some degree for the counseling this child may need and it may help to institute better policies and procedures.

    1. Bryan says:

      Sue sue sue sue, that’s all americans can ever tink about… Learn to solve your problems without suing for a change…

      Too damned easy to sue in the US…

      The system is so easily manipulated as well…

      No wonder outsiders are calling americans for cowards, in terms of never facing a single problem without taking it to court… Never looking for other alternative measures to solve problems… Nope… GOT TO SUE! Sad really..

      1. Christina Gonzalez says:

        I totally agree with Bryan!! Justice has been served, the individuals that had the responsibility were fired. Why sue the school? They trained their employees, their employees failed at doing their job correctly, the schools decision was to fire the employees.

      2. Sarah says:

        Don’t tell me, let me guess? You must be British.

      3. whatever says:

        bryan u mad cause cause what .get ur broke ass outta here we not supporting ur coke habit with that wide nose u mad it aint u sueing

      4. whatever says:

        christine gonzalez go work in ur name n not in ur mother’s or dede get ur ass out of here ur uncle molested u u still can sue

  20. Yakema says:

    ONCE AGAIN, I AM THE MOTHER OF BARRY GAMBLE JR. THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND CONCERN. I JUST WANT TO ADD THAT IF YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT THE STORY, GO ON “northjersey.com” (PASSAIC COUNTY) IM SURE THAT AFTER READING THE ARTICLE, ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT ARE AGAINST ME WILL CHANGE YOUR MINDS, BUT TO BE HONEST, I DON’T CARE WHAT ANYONE THINKS. IM JUST HAPPY TO HAVE MY BABY HOME WITH ME. SAFE AND LOVED LIKE ALWAYS. THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY, I AM ON MY WAY TO BED NOW, AND WILL GO TO MY SON’S ROOM WHERE HE IS SOUND ASLEEP IN HIS COMFORTABLE ROOM THAT HE SHARES WITH HIS OLDER BROTHER, AND GIVE HIM A BIG HUG AND KISS BEFORE I GO TO BED TONIGHT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. oh yea, i mean it this time…

    1. Nancy Bennett says:

      Bless your heart, what a horrible, traumatizing experience for your son to have to go through. Granted, I don’t know the whole story, but I fail to see how it is the duty of a four year old child to make sure that the adults are doing their job, which is to get him off the bus and into the classroom. Why should this little boy have to think up an escape plan as suggested in other posts. As far as suing goes, if it stops this from happening again, then have at it.

    2. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

      Just offer the family 1 year of free McDonalds for Sunday diner . and the lawsuit will go away..

      1. Ethel R. says:

        …and perhaps see you there, with your spelling coach?

        Oh, and btw, also love your signature; do you use it on all your docs with a witness to say that it’s really you, troll?

      2. Nicole says:

        You Really are IGNORANT! I feel bad for your family as well as your FUTURE!!! I hope and pray that you have NO children b/c if so you are definately teaching the wrong morals:(

      3. whatever says:

        xxxxthat means he’s adopted no family so they don’t know know better when the parents left xxnever had parent’s he was ship around to family n friend’s but he’s young so let him live

    3. Nicole says:

      If that is what it comes down to, but until it happens to you and yours. Use your words for something on a more positive note… PRAYER for deliverance of your evil sayings!

    4. noyb says:

      Whatever, Noxema.

      Your kid didn’t belong on a bus at that age, but at least he was where he should have been on it. You probably kept him up late playing video games so he wasn’t alert enough to not fall asleep.

      Your hood dont have a good enuff skool I guess. Let dis beez a lessin to da hood… Keep your monkeys in their zoo.

      1. whatever says:

        nyob ur mother n father were monkey’s when they sold u to the crack dealer’s

    5. whatever says:

      desertrat get your ass out of here u mad that u don’t got fame ur broke ass go find your mother on the corner getting her fame and ur father got his when he walk out ur life.and yes a book will b out a a reality show on how many men your mother been with

  21. Natasha says:

    So we are whipping four-year-olds for falling asleep on a bus? And he fell asleep because he’s on welfare? You’re an ignorant fool Joe.

  22. Yakema says:

    Joe please, I work very hard everyday and pay taxes, Know the WHOLE STORY before you judge. come on now, who said something about money, did you read my other comments above? Don’t do that…have a heart.

    1. whatever says:

      joe was molested as a kid by 2 family member’s we feel sorry for you joe how’s everthing ..did u turn gay for what happen ur mother should’nt been smoking that pipe

  23. Natasha says:

    I’m a single mother of a special needs child and have to put my trust in other people on a daily basis to make sure that my son is taken care of when I have to go to work or school. I’m appalled that people would presume to know a situation before getting the full story. Lawsuits are not just about money, sometimes lawsuits lawsuits put policies into place that better protect our children. You shouldn’t tell someone who has suffered a grievance that they shouldn’t sue because you think they want money when that may not be what they are suing for. And, why does it have to happen to YOUR child or someone close to you before you can feel any empathy or concern? He should have opened a door he probably didn’t know how to open? He should have yelled out the window? My son can’t talk so what should he do if he’s stranded and alone somewhere because the people I trust to protect and watch him failed to do so? This is not a situation where “Oh the people responsible were fired so the parents should just let it go”. There a too many cases of children being “forgotten” on a bus when more than one person saw them get on it (and speaking as a parent ONE case is too many). Riddle me this, at which point do you want the parents to stop fighting for the rights of their child? Maybe if the poor boy turned up dead or injured you might feel more sympathy. Let’s get it together people these are CHILDREN we’re talking about not inanimate objects that are easily replaced like a purse or a set of keys. Yakema and Barry, your family is in my prayers–as are all the families who have gone through a similar ordeal.

    1. Yakema says:

      Thank you and thats the thing, they don’t know the whole story, they’re just going by this. Please read the article on “northjersey.com” (PASSAIC COUNTY) It tells how my son was yelling and crying for help, just read it…this is just 2 minute footage of him and my husband, you can’t judge my family on that!

    2. Kathy says:

      To all those people that think that they are in this just for the money should keep their mouths closed because the Bus Driver and the Bus aide is very much at fault the children are whats important and as parents they have that right to sue because as a parent it is your duty to do whats best for your children I’m quite sure that baby is trumatised and when your working with children you have to put the children first the bus driver and the aides should due a walk thru of the bus before picking up the children and also due a walk thru after oicking the children up and even they get to the school to make sure no one is left behind this is for the safety of the children and before the get off the bus to go home due the same then you have no excuse because if you have some experience with children you would know that while ridding in a car, bus ect the kids almost always fall a sleep while they are riding.
      this type of thing really needs to stop before you costing a child his or her life.

  24. Yakema says:

    ONCE AGAIN, I AM THE MOTHER OF BARRY GAMBLE JR. THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND CONCERN. I JUST WANT TO ADD THAT IF YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT THE STORY, GO ON “northjersey.com” (PASSAIC COUNTY) IM SURE THAT AFTER READING THE ARTICLE, ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT ARE AGAINST ME WILL CHANGE YOUR MINDS, BUT TO BE HONEST, I DON’T CARE WHAT ANYONE THINKS. IM JUST HAPPY TO HAVE MY BABY HOME WITH ME. SAFE AND LOVED LIKE ALWAYS. THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY, I AM ON MY WAY TO BED NOW, AND WILL GO TO MY SON’S ROOM WHERE HE IS SOUND ASLEEP IN HIS COMFORTABLE ROOM THAT HE SHARES WITH HIS OLDER BROTHER, AND GIVE HIM A BIG HUG AND KISS BEFORE I GO TO BED TONIGHT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  25. Stacie says:

    Obviously, the people commenting on this have no children, for if you did you would see the seriousness of this situation. This poor child is 4! People get arrested and their children taken away for leaving their kids in the car just to run into the grocery store or post office, and you people think nothing should be done about leaving this little boy for 5 hours on a school bus of all things……this is what they do all day/every day! The lawsuit, I am sure is not about the money, it’s about the principe in making sure ALL kids are safe. I hope this child gets over his trauma and I hope the parents can somehow regain trust in this school system again!

    1. Yakema says:

      well said thank you…God Bless

    2. MEL says:

      Like you said any parent/guardian that leaves a small child in a car would be arrested, have their children taken away and possibly charged with neglect…Why doesn’t this law apply here to bus drivers and aides who are entrusted with the care of children when riding buses…Why were these employees only fired and not arrested? Why is this not a criminal act? Does it take a child getting hurt, or worse dying before something will be done?

  26. Jan says:

    Let’s hope this incident causes some changes. Barry is truly blessed to have parents that love him like they do. It shouldn’t have taken something like this to get the bus driver’s attention.

    1. Yakema says:

      Thank you

  27. comedy says:

    Especially when kids are so young, they should be using the buddy system in these situations. I cannot believe that not one person, niether kid nor adult, saw this little boy sleeping on the bus as they all were getting off, something is not right here. The buddy system is old school and as such, is tried and true. Which means it’s better than whatever system they’re using now, which obviously is a non system. It used to be the bus driver’s job to make sure the bus was empty, and, forgive me if I’m wrong, but it always seemed like the easiest part of the job to me.

  28. Yakema says:

    HELLO I AM THE MOTHER OF BARRY GAMBLE JR. I JUST WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO SAY I HAVE READ SOME RUDE AND UNBELIEVABLE COMMENTS. BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM A PROUD MOTHER OF 3 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. I DIDN’T GO TO THE NEWS. MY SISTER IS A PATERSON POLICE OFFICER AND WAS DETERMINED TO PUT MY STORY IN THE NEWSPAPER BECAUSE SHE WAS FURIOUS. THE NEWS CAME TO ME AFTER SEEING MY SON MADE THE FRONT PAGE. I DID NOT CALL NOT ONE NEWS CHANNEL. I AM A LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE AND. AND MY HUSBAND AND I TAKE GREAT CARE OF OUR CHILDREN. WE ARE JUST SHOCKED THAT THIS HAPPEND AND DIDN’T HAVE NO IDEA THAT THE STORY WOULD GET THIS BIG. DO NOT JUDGE ME BECAUSE OF WHERE I LIVE. I DO TAKE LIFE SERIOUSLY AND LOVE MY KIDS TO DEATH. JUST PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD YOU WOULD BE FURIOUS TOO. LEFT ON A BUS FOR HOURS WITH NO FOOD, WATER, OR SUPERVISION. RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG. BUT MY SON IS SAFE AT HOME AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS.

    1. Jan says:

      I apologize for the mean comments, I guess its easy to make rude remarks when no one knows who you are.

      I’m truly glad your little man is okay, you have a right to be outraged by this.

      1. Yakema says:

        thank you, trust me i don’t need a pity party, but I just don’t want this to happen again. It’s been happening alot lately all over the country. We have to be more careful with our children. No matter what race or background they come from. They are the future. Thanks for your support…I appreciate it.

    2. jayne says:

      Normal intelligent people are not judging you. Don’t let the crazies get to you. Sorry that this happened to your poor child. Saying a prayer that he recovers from this frightening ordeal. Peace to you!

      1. Yakema says:

        thank you so much for the support. I appreciate it.

  29. Yakema says:

    Please that is so rude, I cant believe you would say that about my son, I am the mother, I love my child and you are dead wrong. This has nothing to do with money. Im not that desperate, I just dont want this happening again. Please stop with these wrong comments and dont judge me. I have a sister who is a Paterson Police officer and she serves this town well, Before you judge, please get to know a person. I am human just like you. Shame on some people…Thats MY baby, and I am standing up for him NO MATTER WHAT!

    1. NOYB says:

      nobodys going to stop voicing an opinion, as is the right of all people.

      I noticed your name is not Mrs Gamble.

      3 kids, I wonder why yo ‘baby daddy” dont wanna put a ring on it, or why you won’t do it if he did.

      If you were an upstanding citizen you would be with the father of your children, have his name, and DRIVE YOUR FOUR YEAR OLD TO SCHOOL, like a decent mother would.

      PERIOD.

      1. whatever says:

        noyb u a coke head baby kema don’t waste ur time with her

      2. whatever says:

        u mad cause u can’t get somebody to love u i feel bad for you we love u nyob hug’s n kisses

  30. T421 says:

    This is just another sign of poor management at this facility. The Director should resign. They receive millions in Federal funding. And this is how they spend taxpayer money? They tried to cover it up. How dishonest…RESIGN NOW!

  31. HUGO says:

    Thank god this kid is OK. HALLELUJAH

  32. Nicole says:

    First off it has nothing to do with people from Paterson loving to SUE but has everything to do with the childs safety! Perhaps he lived in Clifton and was your child you also would have gone to the extremities to have your voice heard and something done to make you feel as if justice was served. You don’t know what kind of thoughts was perhaps running through this childs head, not knowing if or when he would ever see his parents again let alone anyone else, isolated, deserted, neglected, hungry, souring in his own urine and straight out ABANDONED! Remember this is a FOUR yr old that we’re speaking of, so until it’s your own child that this happens to watch your negative ignorant words and just pray about the situation thanking God that the situation was not worst than this!

  33. Tom says:

    Back doors of buses easily open. He should have tried that. Or lower a window and yell!

    1. Yakema says:

      He’s four yrs old…OMG I CANT BELIEVE NOBODY HAS NO CONCERN FOR MY SON! THATS MY BABY AND HE’S NOT USED TO BEING TRAPPED ANYWHERE FOR HOURS, HE’S USED TO BEING IN CLEAN CLOTHES, FED, AND LOVED. THATS WHY HE COULDNT ESCAPE SUCH A HORRIBLE SITUATION, BECAUSE HE HAS NEVER BEEN IN ONE. BUT HE’S FINE NOW, THANK GOD. CAN YOU GUYS PLEASE STOP BEING SO MEAN, THAT REALLY HURTS.

      1. whatever says:

        tom u know how to escape when u was lock in the basment for hr’s

    2. Franklyn says:

      A 4 year-old wouldn’t know how to open the rear door… and if he did, where would he go? The article doesn’t say where the bus was parked… and he’s supposed to know how to open a bus window too? Next thing you’ll want is for him to drive the darn bus…

      Use some common sense, Mon!

      peace

    3. Musicmom says:

      Tom: the child is FOUR! He doesn’t think like an adult. He wouldn’t know how to open the rear door (BTW they do NOT open easily) or open a window. He did what any four-year-old would do…HE CRIED.

    4. bubble51 says:

      Tom, you are also nuts. He is 4 years old. He probably has been taught to not leave if he doesn’t have supervision. Children at 4 years of age do not have the thoughts of an adult. He was terrified. He did yell out the window moron. Maybe you should read the whole article. It just astounds me that the driver and the aide, and the school had not clue of where the child was. My son is grown now but if this had ever happened to him I would be furious as well. I couldn’t imagine my little boy sitting in a bus for 5 hours terrified.

  34. HK says:

    Believe me he is very happy. In Paterson they love to sue, they purposely get arrested to have scuffles with cops so they can sue. It is actually quite funny.

    1. kiki says:

      Hk lets put your 4 year on a bus and leave him there for 5 hours with no food or a bathroom and see how you feel

    2. Sara. says:

      …please go back to HK.

    3. whatever says:

      hk u was just a poor kid growing up i always felt sorry for u an still do is ur mother still hitting the pipe

  35. Jen says:

    It was an accident and the people in charge paid for it. There was no harm done and as a paralegal there is really no case without permanent physical injury. Wet pants does not qualify in a court of law. I really don’t see a lawyer who would invest money in depositions, but on the flip side Al Sharpton might be interested.

    1. Yakema says:

      How mean…I cant believe some people…and your a paralegal? I see reading these comments are a waste of time…just a bunch of HATERS. Have some concern for our future…how cold hearted.

    2. Jan says:

      Are you going to pay the psychologist this little boy needs from this incident, Jen? Didn’t think so. If you were a paralegal you would know that a 4 year old boy left alone for hours is negligence. Spin it how you want, the little guy was terrified, and his care givers failed him. IMO the way this little boy was treated by those who were paid to take care of him were callous, reckless and indifferent. All they had to do was check the bus to see if everyone was out.

    3. Musicmom says:

      Jen do you work for a defense firm? (You have to with an obnoxious attitude like yours, and don’t get me started on your racist comment.) No harm? The kid is going to need intensive counseling now to get past the trauma. Five hours is a LONG TIME for a toddler!

    4. Timothy says:

      paralegal= not enough $$ for law school. Thanks for the TV knowledge of the jury system. As a personally successful litigant, oh yes you MAY prevail for mental anguish and suffering.

      Um, which nite school are you giving credit to for your lack of knowledge?

    5. bubble51 says:

      Jen, just because you are a paralegal does not make you an expert. How do you know this child will not have anxiety for the rest of his life getting on a bus? Granted he was not physically harmed luckily the weather was cool rather than hot. By the way Jen, I am also a paralegal. Maybe you need extra training. You should not have spouted off about you being a paralegal because you have made yourself look like a total fool. The parents do have a case. Your comment about Al Sharpton is uncalled for.

  36. JayDirt says:

    Sue who? And what is that going to do? Drive up insurance rates more? The Liberal Justice system is already suehappy enough…This is a terrible thing that happened but sueing is not the answer…Everyone is always so quick to try and take something bad and turn it into money…I think the two people getting fired and public awareness is plenty enough to get the point across.

    1. whatever says:

      jay dirt the right name for your dirty ass go get a life u mad u cant sue y u didnt sue ur grandfather for raping u n ur sister n ur mother

  37. walkingmann says:

    I just waiting for the payday .You got any lattorneys that i’ll take my case pro bono ?

    1. Emerson Dean says:

      …no “walkingmann”, but as an English Major, I’m willing to take you on …as a “pet” project, though, of course.

  38. Nick says:

    He’s a cute kid….how sad.

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