Mother Demands Bus Driver Fired After "Huge Mistake"

Three year old Donovan Blevins was dropped off the school bus. Regulations state a child of that age must be physically passed along to a daycare worker but that didn't happen. Instead Donovan was left unattended until another bus driver noticed him waiting at the abandoned building knocking on the door.

Donavon's mother, Diana Blevins, says, "that is their job to make sure my little boys hand gets handed to someone else. I just don't understand how they could have done that!"

Blevins says her son's daycare center had been moved to another location more than two weeks ago; a new location which the driver had been dropping Donovan off at up until Monday.

"He just happened to drop off my kid by himself at the old daycare and goes directly to the new location and drop off three more kids," Blevins said.

Blevins says she can't believe it happened to her son because he has allergies so bad, if he had gotten stung he'd have to go to hospital.

Thankfully, none of that happened but Blevins says it could have and may in the future if something isn't done.

27NEWSFIRST also contacted the bus garage for a comment from the driver but he has not returned our phone call.

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  • by Amy Location: Lex on Nov 6, 2007 at 06:52 PM
    My question is this. If the child had been hurt, or even worst, would everyone still feel for the bus driver? As a mother, I can not imagine what I would do if someone I trusted did not take care of my child like they are suppose to. Everyone makes mistakes, but to leave a 3 year old baby at a empty building, or even outside by itself, that is not a mistake. That would be like saying, a parent made a mistake by leaving a 3 year old baby at home alone, or even made a mistake by leaving the child in a car. I think the driver should have be more careful, and should be held accoutable for that 'mistake'.
  • by watergirl Location: Salt Lick on Oct 2, 2007 at 12:03 PM
    I would just like to know if the cameras were working on the bus the child was suppose to be on and, if it's been reviewed, was the child actually on the bus. I would also like to know how many 3 and 4 year olds there are per bus per monitor.
  • by christy Location: georgetown on Sep 23, 2007 at 05:46 PM
    I never said that I was perfect. I'm not a mayor. I don't hold a public office as to which I'm held accountable for many people. I wonder how many phone calls City Hall has received. Thank YA!!
  • by Doug Location: London on Sep 23, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    Everyone needs to grow up and quit trying to be teachers and spell checkers. The inportant part is what really happened and if it was an accident or not. Every time these comment post get started someone always cry about spelling. Grow up children and get to point of the comments.
  • by johnny Location: evarts on Sep 23, 2007 at 05:54 AM
    pray for the bus driver one mistake dose not make him a bad person he should have made sure the child was at the right place i can see both sides god looked down on the child seems like every body wants to corect lorettas speling i cannot spell every wordevery one makes mistakes you may want to corect me so go ahead and do it if you want to
  • by me Location: ky on Sep 22, 2007 at 02:20 PM
    I am just glad that the child was fine and thank god that the other bus came along and seen the child there,iam so this happened and i do wont too blame the driver but at the same time i truly do understand how hard the job of a bus driver is,so at the same time i feel sorry for the driver.(and i know i am not any good at spelling or grammer but we all have a right to voice our opione just like u really smart people)have a great day
  • by hard mar Location: d-ville on Sep 22, 2007 at 01:26 PM
    if dat wuz my kid i would smack dat fool in da mouf.wat kinda peoples do dey gotz driven da busss anywayz!!! dats crazy stuff. datz why i home schoolz my childreanz. nuf said!!!
  • by silverlady Location: London on Sep 22, 2007 at 08:01 AM
    As a 20 year veteran bus driver I can tell you that our Kentucky bus drivers have excellent training. They do everything they can do to insure the safety of the children. It is a thankless job and nobody knows how stressful it can be unless they have walked in our shoes. We are human beings and all humans make mistakes now and again. I don't know about U but I also make typos and did not realized that we had to be so 'correct' in our online comments. It is not a test in grammar! Your pettiness is showing! Parents make mistakes too. How many times have I taken a child to their address and had to wait 30 minutes because the parent was not at home or was asleep? How many times has a parent passed my stop arm while I was unloading students? How many times has a parent pulled in front of my bus and nearly caused me to wreck? People are so quick to criticize the driver but they need to spend a week in our seat.
  • by mel Location: lex on Sep 22, 2007 at 06:29 AM
    Yes, , Tired, I have 3 children, and I chose to give up working and stay home and raise them so I didn't have any 3 year olds on buses. I appreciate your nice review of my opinions, but I do respect yours.
  • by Tired Location: R.R.G. on Sep 21, 2007 at 12:56 PM
    Hey “fed up from central” you’re allowed to have bad hand writing and misspelled words.LOL. Your a doctor isn't that in writing 101? To Mel do you have children? Would you be so kind if it was your child? I have read some of your postings on this site before and this one takes the cake want some ice cream to go with it. But, Mike, from Danville I totally agree with you. Take it up with the board of education. Find out why this happened and if the whole story wasn't told on the news then the whole story needs to be told not just part of it to make it another "TRAGEDY" to make Kentuckians look bad. I do agree with some sentiments use spell check, and please people stay on the subject. Watch what your typing and proof read before hitting the send button. Now back to the child praise the good Lord for being with him that day and keeping him safe. If he did get off with a group of other children, he isn’t responsible, he is only 3! Ultimately the driver and monitor have that responsibility!


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