PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The first week of school has been especially hectic at Portland's East End Community School, after two children were bused home and dropped off alone when they were supposed to be at after school recreation programs.
The incidents were separate from each other, happening on Tuesday and Friday of last week. Both children were found safe and sound, but the issue has drawn a lot of attention on how the school proposes to avoid similar situations in the future.
"I couldn't breathe. I couldn't think straight," recalled Meaghan Ross, who's 8 year old daughter was dropped off home alone on Friday. "I was very upset and concerned."
Ross says she has met with school officials and hopes communication between parents and the school will improve in light of recent events.