Mom wants answers after son, 3, left alone on bus in Fayette County

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A local mother is seeking answers after she said her 3-year-old son was left behind on his school bus.

Christine Blakey said her son, Lateef Brown, fell asleep on his way to North Union Head Start on Monday.

Blakey said she believes her son was left on the bus, by himself, for at least 30 minutes. Her son told her that when he woke up, he was alone and couldn’t open the door.

A parent who just so happened to be near the parked bus said she heard Lateef’s cries and alerted the school.

“The simple fact that the bus is turned off and my son is just sitting in the bus and it’s cold… he is 3 years old and it’s unacceptable,” Blakey said.

The director of the program released a statement Tuesday saying that they are aware of the incident and that there are procedures for loading and unloading children. 

“We received a report about a child being left on the bus. The Fayette County Head Start program has established procedures for loading and unloading children from the bus, and we are currently investigating the situation.”