Autistic Asbury Park boy left at wrong bus stop
ASBURY PARK — A Jersey Shore mom is still waiting for an apology from a school bus company for dropping her autistic son off at the wrong bus stop.
Javon Hall's mother Jovonta told ABC 7 Eyewitness News her 5-year-old son was dropped off seven blocks away from their home on the ride home from the Bradley Elementary School. Another mother saw the boy, and took him back to school.
The boy's name and phone number were written on his backpack, along with the fact that he doesn't speak which helped quickly reunite mother and son. Jovonta was grateful that the woman helped her son.
The bus company, Seman Tov, is contracted by the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission to provide bus transportation for districts.
Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet told the Asbury Park Press in a statement that an investigation into the incident is underway
Two 6-year-olds were were left on two separate buses in Paterson last week, which led to the dismissal of the drivers and aides involved.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.