A 6-year-old boy was missing for several hours on Wednesday after a school bus dropped him off at the wrong day-care center.
This mix-up comes in the wake of serious problems the Reading School District has had this school year in making sure young school children get dropped off at the correct bus stop.
The mother of the boy said she is grateful her son is alive, but is furious with the school district.
"[Thursday] morning I'm raising hell," said Dezeree Gonzalez, who said that she will visit the school district administration building.
Gonzalez's son, Adrian, attends 16th and Haak Elementary School.
He was supposed to be bused to the YCMA day care on Washington Street.
But when Gonzalez showed up, Adrian was nowhere to be found.
"It makes me feel frustrated. I didn't know where my son was. He was lost," said Gonzalez.
It turns out Adrian got on the wrong bus, and was taken to Little Hands Curious Minds day care near 9th and Windsor in Reading.
Caretakers said they asked Adrian his last name, and when he didn't show up on the list, workers say they jumped into action.
"Calling the school, calling the day care, asking the kid questions," said Stephanie Rivera.
Caretakers also say they even went knocking door to door out of desperation.
Luckily Adrian's family sent police a picture.
"A cop was going around and asked the kid did you see this little boy today, he said, yeah, he was with me at my day care. Well where's your day care, at the Y, [asked the police officer]. No we go to Little Hands [responded the little boy]. And that's how we knew to come here," said Melissa Gonzalez, Adrian's grandmother.
Earlier this week dozens of parents experienced similar problems when students were dropped off at the wrong bus stop.
Officials say that issue stemmed from the merger between Millmont and Thomas Ford Elementary Schools.
But Monday, Les Gie says she showed up to the bus stop and could not find her 5-year-old child, who she says eventually made it home thanks to other kids in the neighborhood.
"I was angry, I was overwhelmed, I was upset, I was worried. I was crying," said Gie.
The Reading School District's new superintendent, Dr. Carlinda Purcell, said she does not believe Adrian's mix up is the school district's fault.
She explained that the principal at 16th and Haak Elementary told her that there were two children named Adrian, and the Adrian in question got into the wrong school bus line, and consequently, ended up at the wrong day care center.
Purcell would not guarantee that there would be changes to the policy or procedures for boarding young students on to school buses, but she did say officials would consider reviewing the policy.