4-Year-Old Left Alone On Virginia School Bus

By: Reed Andrews (WTKR/CNN)--
By: Reed Andrews (WTKR/CNN)--

Portsmouth, Va. – Emani Scott is a joyful, shy, and energetic four-year-old. Friday the young boy was on the bus on his way to Head Start.

His classmates got off, Emani was left behind, only to be discovered later by a mechanic who was working on the bus.

“Nobody told me how long he was on the bus by himself,” Emani’s mother Felecia Scott said. “They never called me and let me know when it first happened. They didn’t tell me anything until I got to the school in the afternoon.”

The bus driver in this case has been fired, leading Emani’s mom to feel a little better about what happened.

“At the same time what about how he was feeling when he was on the bus by himself with nobody around?” Scott said.

Head Start says Emani was sleeping, and that’s why the bus driver didn’t spot him.

Emani’s mother says an official with Head Start told her Emani was found by the man sleeping underneath a seat.

But that same official tells NewsChannel 3 that Emani was spotted in the window by the mechanic. The bus was getting worked on across the street from the boy’s school.

Emani got on the bus from his grandparent’s home.

“I took him to get some pizza Saturday night and he rolled the window down on the car cause he don’t like to be closed in now,” said Ernest Scott, Emani’s father.

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