Child reunited with family after put on wrong bus

September 8, 2011 9:20:24 AM PDT
The first day of school brought a scare and a huge police response after a child was placed on the wrong bus Thursday morning.

It was certainly a much happier ending for a mother in Brownsville following the anxious moments that preceded it.

Police say the mother accidentally placed him on the wrong school bus, and several hours later the astute bus driver realized the mistake.

The driver took the boy to his proper school, PS 289, where he was supposed to have ended up, and that's when police picked the child up and reunited him with his mother.

There were tense moments and large police presence as the family waited for word.

The little boy was returned to his family around noon.