5-year-old Delaware boy left on freezing school bus for several hours after multiple safeguards fail

Ivana Polk could not believe what she was hearing. 

At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, she put her 5-year-old son, Ibn, on the bus to Linden Hill Elementary School in Pike Creek.

At 3:10 p.m., she got a call from the school district informing her that Ibn never made it to class. He had been stuck on a freezing cold bus for several hours.

And the driver can be seen on video disregarding two students trying to tell her that Ibn was still on the bus.

“When I got the phone call, I couldn’t believe it,” Polk said. “My baby could have frozen to death.” Temperatures were in the 20s Tuesday.