HIGH POINT, N.C.–6-year-old Davari Moyd, a kindergartner at Parkview Elementary in High Point, was left outside in the cold for two hours on Wednesday.
Davari’s family says a teacher told him to get on another bus that wasn’t the one he usually takes. He told the teacher it was the wrong bus, but the teacher insisted.
Moyd was dropped off at his bus stop a few feet from his home, instead of the Boys and Girls Club where he usually goes after school.
Lashawna Moyd, Davari’s mother, was informed that Davari did not show up to the Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday afternoon. She searched the neighborhood and found her son on the front porch, where she says he was cold, unresponsive and in the fetal position.
“I was scared to death. I have no words. He was just so lifeless,” Moyd said.
Davari was treated for mild frostbite. He’s a little shaken, but ready to go back to school.
Guilford County School District Director of Communications Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan released the following statement concerning Davari Moyd:
“Guilford County Schools deeply regrets that this happened to one of our students. We are grateful that the student is safe and are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.
The school is reviewing its policies to ensure students are on the correct bus. Staff will walk each student onto the bus, and will confirm that bus drivers see all students when they board. We are also working with our bus drivers to reinforce our guidelines pertaining to adult supervision of young children when they are dropped off after school.”
District officials would not comment if the driver will face any disciplinary action.