An Illinois mother is outraged after she said her daughter was forced off a school bus nearly a mile away from home in sub-freezing temperatures.
Miranda Prescher says she received a frantic cell phone call from her 10-year-old daughter Trinity Friday afternoon.
"Hey Mommy. This is an emergency. I don't know the way back home," a sobbing Trinity says in the call. "The bus driver kicked me off the bus. She calls my home and I didn't know the way back home. So she kicked me off the bus and I don't have no where to go. Call me please. "
Prescher says a substitute bus driver put Trinity off the bus on a rural highway about a mile from their Cuba home after a classmate informed the driver she missed Trinity's bus stop.
"I finally was able to find her and she was about a mile from our house in 19 degree weather and she had tears frozen to her cheeks, she was purple," she said.
Prescher says she met with School Superintendent Brad Kenser Monday, requesting to see the video of the incident that was recorded but was told she could only see the audio separate from the video.
Kenser declined a request for an on-camera interview.
Prescher says she is worried about her daughter's safety and wanted assurances that the driver would be prevented from taking her daughter home again.
"They're not promising that she won't and that they won't use her services any longer. That's all I want I the whole thing just to know that I can put my child on the bus and know she's coming home safely," she added.
She's considering a lawsuit.