Quantcast

Mother outraged 4 yr. old left on cold bus all day - abc27 WHTM

Greene County mother outraged after 4-year-old son was left on cold bus all day

Posted: Updated:
Zion Wilson (abc3340.com) Zion Wilson (abc3340.com)
EUTAW - AL -

    Javalynn Wilson says they were concerned but not alarmed when they picked up her son Zion from Greene County Head start Monday.  "He had packed mucus in his eyes, his face was red and swollen," Wilson told ABC 33.40.

    It appears the four year old was trying to explain  that he spent all day in the cold. "He had been complaining that his feet were frozen and that he was crying"

    But, it wasn't until later Monday night that Zion's mother put it all together.  Her sister, Zion's aunt, who works at the same head start school called her to ask why Zion didn't attend school Monday.  His mother was confused -- then it all made sense.  "I said I did send Zion to school. She said he wasn't there. I went in the class room, spoke to his teacher -- he wasn't there. And once she said that it went back to me that he had been saying he was stuck on the bus."

   Apparently, Zion had been left on a WAPT (West Alabama Public Transportation) which is a carrier the head start in Eutaw contracts with for transportation of students.  Zion was picked up Monday morning around 7:30 am.  It was a extremely cold day.

   His grandmother also became outraged.  She says workers are suppose to make sure each child gets off the bus once it arrives to school. "They're suppose to look in his face, see him and check his name off," explained Tangy Ward.

   Earnest Palmer, who oversees Community Services of West Alabama including Head start admits that is the process.  Palmer says Zion was accounted for getting on the bus, but its unclear whether he ever got off at school.  "The various day parts we're looking at, 3 day parts, when he's taken to school, at school and taken back...the dots don't connect and we're trying to corroborate that with who had contact or responsibility."

   Zions grandmother is quite upset "I can't help but wonder..had he [Zion]of frozen to death on that bus."

   Mom, Wilson says she's just grateful to have Zion to hold...and seeking one thing first, "an apology," which she says as of Tuesday afternoon she had not gotten.

   The family says it does plan to file a police report.

   Palmer tells ABC 33/40 he has made some temporary changes involving employees pending their investigation.  He says if any workers are deemed to be a fault, it would result in immediate termination.

  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy

    UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:57:27 GMT
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyand the Department of Biostatisticshave been awarded a $19.31 million grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute .According to University Officials, The funding will go towards the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken. The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy Project (CHAP) is a multicenter, randomized trial which will enroll between 4,700 and...More >>
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyand the Department of Biostatisticshave been awarded a $19.31 million grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute .According to University Officials, The funding will go towards the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken. The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy Project (CHAP) is a multicenter, randomized trial which will enroll between 4,700 and...More >>
  • Police officer, 2 others injured in 2-vehicle crash in downtown Birmingham

    Police officer, 2 others injured in 2-vehicle crash in downtown Birmingham

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:25:12 GMT
    It happened near 3rd Avenue North and 11th Street North in Birmingham.More >>
    It happened near 3rd Avenue North and 11th Street North in Birmingham.
    More >>
  • Free will preparation

    Free will preparation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:06:47 GMT
    A nonprofit Birmingham law firm will prepare wills free of charge for those who qualify. Legal Services Alabama will do this at three libraries in the Magic City. More >>
    A nonprofit Birmingham law firm will prepare wills free of charge for those who qualify. Legal Services Alabama will do this at three libraries in the Magic City. More >>
  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

    Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:22:34 GMT
    Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
    Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
    Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
  • Gadsden police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing case

    Gadsden police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing case

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:37:31 GMT
    William D'Angelo McKinney (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)William D'Angelo McKinney (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
    Investigators in Gadsden said a man strangled his ex-girlfriend Tuesday evening before stabbing another man to death. Officers arrested 30-year-old William D'Angelo McKinney Wednesday night. He faces charges for murder and domestic violence with strangulation. Police said McKinney went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the Mill Village area and let himself in. Investigators said she asked him to leave, but he shoved her and then put her in a headlock until she blacked out.More >>
    Investigators in Gadsden said a man strangled his ex-girlfriend Tuesday evening before stabbing another man to death. Officers arrested 30-year-old William D'Angelo McKinney Wednesday night. He faces charges for murder and domestic violence with strangulation. Police said McKinney went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the Mill Village area and let himself in. Investigators said she asked him to leave, but he shoved her and then put her in a headlock until she blacked out.More >>
  • Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

    Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

    Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:55:56 GMT
    Gadsden's Mayor Sherman Guyton wins reelection with 56% of the votes. The city also voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales with over a 2-1 ratio; 68% to 32%.More >>
    Gadsden's Mayor Sherman Guyton wins reelection with 56% of the votes. The city also voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales with over a 2-1 ratio; 68% to 32%.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow