GRAY — School officials in Gray are investigating after a 5-year-old kindergartner was left alone outside her empty house by a school bus driver.

Katie Capponi says she followed procedure and wrote a letter to her daughter Abigail’s school telling them to drop her off at a day care center and not at home on Thursday.

Capponi tells WMTW-TV she even verbally informed the substitute bus driver on Thursday morning to take the girl to day care.

Capponi says she got a call from the day care center telling her Abigail was never dropped off.

Capponi’s husband raced home and found the girl crying on the porch. The family estimates she was alone for about 40 minutes.

Superintendent Bruce Beasley says the school is investigating and reviewing procedures.

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