A substitute bus driver for a georgia public school left a kindergartner on the side of a busy highway on her own little juliana pimentel was found by motorist jane holmes on a section of georgia state route 20 in canton trying to get to her daycare at about 3pm on december 16th she told inside edition.com i see this little girl running she’s running she’s walking and she’s crying Holmes a private investigator said it’s one of the busiest highways in Georgia
holmes made a u-turn on the road to help the child pulling alongside another vehicle that had stopped to see what was going on we pulled up to her and she looked at us kind of leery homestead i said what’s wrong sweetheart and she ran to me holmes’s dashboard camera captured the exchange during the which the child Cried i lost my family because the bus took me to my house and nobody was there also if you have not done so already please subscribe to our channel and click that notification bell to get inspired by these real life stories every day now back to the story juliana’s family said she was supposed to be left at daycare but was dropped
off near her family’s home located in a desolate area along the highway when she saw that her home’s front door was Locked juliana tried to walk to daycare which the bus had apparently driven by on its way to the house juliana’s father gilberto pimentel told inside edition i got a text from the daycare stating juliana’s busted past and i have this gut feeling that something wrong was happening they told me they were waiting for her outside pimentel said and what drives me crazy is the school bus driver acknowledged the lady from the daycare standing outside but she never stopped He said he and his wife signed a form in the beginning of the school year instructing the bus to bring their daughter to daycare not to their home as both parents work
during the day after she passed the daycare the bus driver asked where do you live my daughter said we live in a little blue house pimentel said she found the house and stopped in front of it but my daughter told her she needed to be dropped off at after school the woman escorted her off the bus and Took off holmes brought the terrified child to the forsyth county sheriff’s office where police were able to locate her parents through the school district my wife calls me devastated crying saying they found juliana they found her on the side of the road pimentel
said the procedure may vary from district to district georgia state protocol dictates that bus drivers must keep children on a bus if no parents or approved persons Are present to collect the child unless written permission notes otherwise if the parent is not at home never leave a child home alone without written permission from the parent notify the transportation office that you will continue on your route and return the child after the route the georgia department of education pupil transportation division school bus driver training manual notes if the second return fails then bring the child To the transportation department so that arrangements can be made to get the child home the bus driver 48 year old shelly mckinley was fired but the termination
was backdated to the day of the incident to spokeswoman for forsyth county schools said she had worked for the district since 2013 and had no prior incidents on a record the spokeswoman said there are no cameras located on the district’s school buses Our school resource officer and principal met the parents and child at the sheriff’s office when they were reunited spokeswoman jennifer caracciolo said the principal transportation director and superintendent have been in contact multiple times with appearance from 1216 our transportation director and hr director have contacted the pi that located the child multiple times juliana returned to school after
the holiday break but is too afraid to get On another school bus her father said she’s terrified she says mommy i don’t want to be by myself we have the daycare picking her up but it’s temporary i’m looking for a permanent solution pimentel said adding that he shares his daughter’s fears the transportation system they lost my trust she could have been hit by a car she could have fallen into a ditch somebody could have picked her up saying i’ll take you to safety and we may never have seen her again i Can’t sleep thinking about all the bad things that could have happened holmes agreed saying she was happy to have been the one who found juliana this is how
missing persons cases start homestead in my job i see the evil in this world i see the heartache and the headache and this could have been much worse pimentel noted his family is considering pressing charges against mckinley she was an adult and she acted completely wrong pimentel said i don’t know what made her Drop off my daughter without even thinking twice i just don’t understand the forsyth county sheriff’s office in mckinley did not return messages seeking comment by inside edition.