Entire first-grade class misses the bus because teacher forgot

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An entire class of first-graders at a Vancouver elementary school missed their bus because their teacher lost track of time.

One mother, Melanie Smart, tells KATU her heart stopped Monday when her son didn't get off the bus, then she was notified to pick him up at Salmon Creek Elementary School. She says she had to get a cab.

"I feel like people really dropped the ball, especially when it comes to first graders," said Smart.

The school says it was an honest mistake and it does not plan to discipline the teacher for the error.