Three Grand Prairie toddlers allegedly left on daycare bus, no injuries reported

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A four-year-old is a little shaken up this evening after allegedly being left on a bus outside a child care center in the 1300 block of N. State Hwy 161 in Grand Prairie. The child, along with two other toddlers, was left on the bus for an undetermined amount of time late Tuesday afternoon.

The mother of the four-year-old showed up to check out her daughter at 4:41 PM and the staff was not sure where her daughter was at that time. As they began searching, 3 children ran towards the doors to the daycare and stated that they were on the bus for a long time. The director of the daycare had explained to the mother that the bus driver, who had clocked out at 4:15 PM, had only been with them for two days since the routine driver was out due to covid quarantine. The director apologized to the family. No word on whether the other two children’s families were notified of the incident.

Grand Prairie News reached out to Journeys Child Development Center, the person who answered the phone identified herself as Danyell and stated that she could not talk about it right now and that it was under investigation.

We reached out to Grand Prairie Police for comment and they replied with the following.
” We are currently not working on any such incident. I am told a report was made of an incident but there were no injuries nor were medics involved. With that being said, I don’t have anything further on it.” – Mark Beseda, Public Information Officer