His mother, Tiffany Mungo, said the first-grader was never supposed to be on a school bus at all.
She said she texted his teacher at Ashley Park Elementary School and asked the teacher to make sure he got on a bus for an after school program.
The teacher replied, “OK, got it!”
As Mikel was walking to his grandmother's home, he said another school bus pulled up.
The driver picked him up and dropped him off at his grandmother's home, which is how his mother said she found out what happened.
"That’s dangerous,” the mother said. “Anything could'v’ happened. He could’ve been hit by a car. A stray dog, anything ‘got him. He could've been kidnapped.”
“(Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools) is aware of the concern and actively looking into the incident,” a CMS spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We're checking on the transportation changes and encouraging parents to follow protocol for making changes to students’ drop-off schedules.”
Murgo said the school's principal called her to apologize and said it would never happen again.