Bobbie Langdon, pictured earlier in the week, appeared in court today.
Bobbie Langdon, pictured earlier in the week, appeared in court today.

Mum of trapped bus girl in court

A QUEENSLAND woman whose five-year-old daughter sparked a massive police search after falling asleep on her school bus has appeared in court on unrelated drugs and stealing charges.

Bobbie-Jo Langdon briefly faced the Beenleigh Magistrates Court this morning on three counts of stealing, and one count each of possessing a dangerous drug, possessing a drug utensil and failing to dispose of a needle.

The matter was adjourned to the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on February 13.

Queensland mother Bobbie Langdon with her daughter Alyssa.
Queensland mother Bobbie Langdon with her daughter Alyssa.

Her court appearance came after news of her daughter Alyssa spending several terrified hours trapped inside a school bus made headlines.

Langdon raised the alarm with police about 4.40pm on Monday, believing her daughter had failed to catch the bus home from her first day of grade one at Jimboomba State School.

But it turned out Alyssa had been on board the whole time, having fallen asleep near the back of the bus.

Police launched a wideranging search, however Alyssa was ultimately found by a bus company employee after 7pm at Logan Coaches’ depot.

Langdon later threatened legal action against the bus company.

Langdon attracted significant criticism on social media for letting her young daughter catch the bus by herself, which she had begun doing in prep.

In a now-removed Facebook post, the mother also called for donations to help take Alyssa to Dreamworld after her ordeal.



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