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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- School officials are pledging improvements after a 5-year-old Virginia boy was mistakenly put on a bus and dropped off in an unfamiliar neighborhood.

Strangers found the boy last week crying and wandering the streets. They identified his school in Alexandria by materials in his backpack and contacted the mother. The boy was returned unharmed.

The kindergartner, Gavin Salinas, was supposed to attend an after-school program and then be picked up by his mother.

Instead, he wound up on a bus and was dropped off almost a mile from his home.

School officials have apologized for the mistake and said they have overhauled the dismissal system. They said they could not disclose if anyone had been disciplined for losing track of the boy.

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