DULUTH, Ga. — A 5-year-old elementary school student was missing for two hours on Monday after her bus driver dropped her off at the wrong stop.
Lyric Gavin took the bus home from school for the first time and was dropped off at an apartment complex 15 minutes away from where she lives, CBS Atlanta reports. She walked around the complex looking for her parents until another parent saw her and contacted her mother, Monisha Gavin.
Gavin had gone directly to Chesney Elementary School after her daughter did not get off the bus at the correct stop. Gavin told the news source that school officials said they did not know where Lyric was.
Lyric had an address tag on her backpack so that the driver could ensure she was dropped off at the correct stop, but Lyric exited the bus with a group of children and the driver didn't see the tag, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach.