BEDFORD STUYVESANT - ? The Department of Education is investigating after police say a child was left on a school bus for hours after his scheduled drop-off time Wednesday.

Officials say P.S. 23 student Jose Peres, 9, was left on the school bus after the driver missed his stop. Peres? mother says she made repeated phone calls to the bus company, with no success.

The Department of Education says it is investigating the incident and disciplinary action is pending.