Special needs child left at wrong bus stop in New Jersey

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Anthony Johnson reports on the scary incident.

The worst nightmare of a mother with a special needs child became a reality when the school bus driver left her son at the wrong bus stop in New Jersey.

Jovonta Hall says her 5-year-old son Javon is a non-verbal child with autism. Earlier this week, the afternoon bus driver and bus aide dropped him off on Monroe Avenue in Asbury Park.

The 5-year-old lives seven blocks from that location and was left alone. Fortunately, the mother of another child saw the boy and took Javon back to the Bradley Elementary school.

Jovonta Hall took the step to write her son's name, phone number and school on his backpack and its indicated that he does not speak. The precaution may have saved her son's life and made it much easier to find his family.

The mother praised the school for taking the proper steps, along with the woman who took Javon back to his school.

Jovonta Hall says she contacted the bus company and has not received an apology for the mix-up.

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