Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Huckleberries Online

Idaho tyke gets left on bus, wanders off

It sounds like a parent's worst nightmare, but this one has a happy -- although unexpected -- ending. On Tuesday, a local preschooler went missing for hours on his way to school, and he ended up finding his way to a completely different preschool -- on foot and alone. The 4-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, got on a Bonneville Joint School District 93 bus at his home before noon. His destination was the preschool at Ammon Elementary School on Central Avenue. But he never arrived. School officials say the child fell asleep on the bus, and the driver finished her route and returned to the bus barn on North Ammon Road - about four miles from Ammon Elementary - without checking to see if children were still on board/Associated Press. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

Follow Dave online: