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Tough Questions after 5-year old girl left at wrong school bus stop

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Lyric Gavin, 5, attends Chesney Elementary School in Duluth. Monday was her first time riding a bus home from school.

Her parents said until she's older, it will be her last because the bus driver let Lyric off the bus at the wrong stop.

Lyric lives in the Reynolds Walk subdivision, but her bus driver dropped her off 15 minutes away and left her alone at the Colonial Grand at Pleasant Hill Apartments on Pleasant Hill Road.

Lyric said she was walking around the complex looking for her mommy and daddy.

"I was crying because I missed my mommy," said Lyric.

Monisha Gavin said she waited for her daughter at the bus stop. When she didn't get off the, she immediately went to her daughter's school.

"I was upset. I was crying, I was like, 'Where is my daughter?'" said Gavin.

Gavin said school officials told her they didn't know.

Lyric was missing for two hours before another parent spotted her wandering around the complex, found Gavin's cell phone inside Lyrics backpack and called her.

Gavin said she has Tough Questions for the Gwinnett County School district, especially since her daughter had an address tag on the back of her backpack for the driver to verify and make sure she got off at the right stop.

"What can you do to guarantee that this will not happen again? My child was lucky, but every kid is not lucky," said Gavin.

Gavin said Lyric doesn't want to go back to school. She said her daughter was so afraid, she urinated on herself.

"I wanted to find my mommy, but I couldn't find her," said Lyric.

Gwinnett County School Spokeswoman Sloan Roach said the bus driver didn't see Lyric's address tag because she got off the bus with a group of kids.

Roach said the district's transportation department plans to talk to the driver about the incident.

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