SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A 20-year-old woman with special needs was dropped off at the wrong location Friday, according to a Philadelphia School District spokesperson.
The woman was part of a life skills program and was supposed to be dropped off at home during the 4 p.m. hour. FOX 29's Brad Sattin reports she was dropped off at the pick-up location instead of the drop-off by a substitute driver. She was found Friday evening and reunited with her family.
"I'm tired of it. This is not the first time. Something needs to be done about this. Somebody needs to be accountable for it," her mom, Allanna Lance, told FOX 29.
Sattin reports she was walking in the rain until police found her on South Street.
Philadelphia School District spokesperson Lee Whack said First Student was the bus vendor that was being use. They employed by the Philly School District.
Whack released a statement reading in part:
"We work with the vendor and directly through them with the driver to make sure this doesn't happen again in the future. Safety is number one priority. We have policies and protocols in place for safety. Mistakes happen but something like this is unacceptable.
They (Harold Whack and Philly School District) are thankful and relieved that the student has been found and that she is safe. They want to make sure that the driver and the vendor are held accountable for this. Anytime something like this happens, we look at it as an opportunity to review our policies and protocols so that we can prevent incidents like this from happening again."