The little boy wandered the Mariner's Harbor neighborhood until a stranger spotted him and took him back to his school.
Paulette Gonzalez says it is the second time in a week that the school bus driver has let her son off the bus at the wrong location and without her there to take him.
"He's 7," she said. "He's not 17...I feel like they failed me."
Gonzalez says she can't understand how a driver would just leave a 7-year-old on the street, alone, in a strange neighborhood.