Kindergartner left at wrong address gets $13K

July 4, 2008 11:28:04 AM PDT
A Penns Grove kindergartner let off at the wrong address will get $13,000 for the emotional distress it caused. The family of Jamar Johnson Jr. reached the settlement with the Wyshinski Bus Service after the 5-year-old boy was dropped off at the wrong place last September.

The student at Lafayette-Pershing Elementary School was let off about a mile from his home despite a tear-filled plea with the bus driver.

The boy's mother, Adriane Allen, says her son was left in a place he had never been and he had no idea how to get home. She says he wandered around for more than an hour before someone found him.

As a result, she says he suffered post traumatic stress disorder and still refuses to ride a school bus.

School district superintendent Joseph Massare says the incident was an unfortunate wrinkle on one of the first days of school but was soon ironed out.


Information from Today's Sunbeam of Salem,