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Bus driver charged for leaving boy at wrong stop

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BEVERLY, Mass. (WHDH) - A Beverly school bus driver and bus monitor are out of a job on Wednesday after they dropped off a six-year-old student at the wrong place.

The mother of the child had originally made arrangements with St. John the Evangelist School to have her son taken to her office after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

However, on this Monday when the mother usually picks her son up, the bus driver dropped off the child at their locked home, which is two miles up the road from where his mother worked.

The boy had been asking to get off at his mom’s workplace.

“They made a reckless decision with no regard for his safety,” the mother told 7News.

The mother does not blame the school, but rather the town of Beverly for not apologizing and for having a policy that allows bus drivers to leave children on the side of the road.

Angela Dominick found the boy on the side of a busy state road under a tree in the rain.

“Finally when I got through, I said ‘I have him’ and she couldn’t believe it. It’s crazy. She was crying,” said Dominick after she contacted the mother.

Pauline Cloyd, 66, the bus driver, has been charged with reckless endangerment of a child and is facing arraignment.

Cloyd said she felt badly about the situation. Her friends assert that it was all a huge misunderstanding.

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