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10:10 PM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
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LARGO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Jennifer Sweetman of Fort Washington, Md says Monday was supposed to be her 7 ½ year old son Jordan's first day at the Foundation School in Largo. 

She says he had a reaction to his medication, so she called the school and the bus transport office to let them know he wouldn't be attending. 

Imagine Jennifer's surprise when at 4:30 that afternoon the school bus rolled up and an aide tried to hand her another little boy. 

"I said this is not my child, he does not belong here, and she said well, we're here to drop off your son." Jennifer says she explained that her son was in the house, and looked at the aide's address list and couldn't see a correlation between the addresses and names of the children. 

The bus left with the other child shortly after.

Concerned about the little boy, Sweetman says she started making calls. 

"This was a special education school bus, it handles a wide range of disabilities, Jordan's is a mood disorder, he's highly gifted, and he knows where he lives, this little boy didn't seem to have that context."

Sweetman called the school, the bus company and the bus transport office, but says she didn't receive any satisfactory answer, "If it was Jordan on this bus that was misdelivered or driving around PG County, we'd want someone to speak up."

What's more, now Sweetman needs to decide what to do about Jordan's next day at the school, which is Wednesday. 

Sweetman says the school is 20-plus miles away, he was referred by the county, and it's very important to Jordan's development. "I don't want to put Jordan on the bus on Wednesday if they're going to potentially tell him he needs to get off somewhere where he shouldn't be."

WUSA9 reached out to the Foundation School, and didn't hear back. We promise to follow up.

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