On Wednesday a Schenectady, New York family experienced the highest high and the lowest low they could imagine in a single day.
“Hell. I wanted to die,” says Patricia Rodriguez.
For hours her Howe Elementary School kindergartner was missing.
Patricia put her on the school bus at 7 o’clock that morning as she always does. But when she went to pick her up at at the bus stop in the afternoon, the 5-year-old wasn’t on the bus. In fact, administrators told her little Janeya Nevins never came to school that day.
“Please come home, please find her,” Rodriguez pleaded.
Just before 5 p.m., while Rodriguez was at the police station, they discovered the massive mix-up. The family says the bus Janeya got on took her to an entirely different elementary School – Yates, not Howe. There, she sat in a first grade classroom all day long. Rodriguez says the school thought her daughter was a new student. But the bottom line, she was ok.
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