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Special needs student left at wrong bus stop

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McMINNVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A special needs student was outside in chilly temperatures for nearly an hour Thursday after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop, officials said.

Warren County Director of Schools Bobby Cox said the 13-year-old boy was dropped off at an empty home on Grove Road. 

The child is normally dropped off at his grandfather's house. However, his grandfather had been admitted to the hospital, and that a substitute driver did not get that message. 

Cox said the school system's priority is to ensure that all children are taken to the correct home.

He explained that the matter has been addressed with Durham School Services, which is contracted to provide bus transportation for Warren County.

"We will take this into consideration when it's time to renew Durham's contract," said Cox.

A similar incident occurred about three weeks ago, according to officials, when two elementary school age children who were new to the school system were taken to the wrong apartment complex.

"That driver saw the children waving and stopped, and the children said this is the wrong place. The driver took it upon himself to deliver them to the right apartments,"  said Cox.

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