Quintashia Sorrell was in sheer panic when her 6-year-old cognitively impaired son, Quinton, did not get off at his bus stop after the first day of school at Mann Elementary in Detroit.
“She was like 'I have your son here. I’m at the bus stop. He got off at the wrong stop,'” said Quintashia, “'I’m going to keep him safe.'”
That call was from another mother who did not know Quintashia. She said that mother told her the bus driver came back to get the boy, but the other mother was afraid the bus driver would drop him off at the wrong stop again.
So, she kept Quintin until Quintashia arrived.
“It was like an angel watching over my baby, because the wrong person could have got him,” said Quintashia. “The bus driver never called me, she never acknowledge that she dropped him off at the wrong stop.”
Now Quintashia is fearful of putting her son on a school bus ever again and she called 7 Action News.
Detroit Public Schools released this statement:
ABC Student Transportation immediately took action once notified of the situation. A meeting was set up with the parent to discuss the disciplinary and preventative measures to be implemented. A student aide will be on the bus. Officials will continue to monitor this situation to ensure that students arrive home safely.
After the incident happened Quintashia visited ABC Student Transportation. They have apologized and she wanted Quintin to be placed on a different route.
Her wish is now granted.
“I don’t want to keep him off the bus because, with his condition, socializing is good for him to socialize and go to other people.”