Bus driver faces misdemeanor child abuse charge

Posted on October 7, 2010

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — Nebraska City Public Schools bus driver Thomas Mead faces a misdemeanor child abuse charge that stems from an incident in August wherein he reportedly dropped off 6-year-old Seth Foreman more than 15 miles from the boy’s home.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that on Aug. 27, Foreman boarded the wrong bus after school. He was still on it when Mead reached his last stop — a post office in Union, Neb.

Mead told police he called his boss and was told to leave the boy in Union, according to the newspaper.

A construction worker who found Foreman crying as he walked out of town was able to call the boy’s mother and watch him while she came to pick him up. She then reported the incident to the Nebraska City police department.

Mead is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 26, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.

Comments ( 4 )
  • MomOf3

     | about 7 years ago

    I have never had a wrong kid on my bus but if I did, I would have taken the child back with me, put the bus away and called the parent to let them know that I was bringing the child home in my personal vehicle. A 6 year old child, 15 miles away from home? This is way too traumatizing for a child of this age and not to mention, what might have happened if the child came across a child predator instead of a law abiding citizen. Shame on this driver and I think it should be more than a misdemeanor!

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