October 5, 2011

NEWS: 3 Year Old Special Needs Student Left on Bus for Hours Unattended

SARASOTA CO., FL - Sept. 22, 2011 - A Sarasota County Schools bus driver could lose her job after an incident in which a 3 year old special needs student in the her care had reportedly remained onboard the bus 2 hours after the driver failed to ensure that all students were taken off a broken down bus and transfered to another, and then taken to their school. It was not until the broken down bus, with the 3 year old still onboard arrived back at the bus depot that the child was discovered. This follows a similar incident in 2010 for the driver, after which she was disciplined. Earlier this year another case in Florida like this resulted in charges being laid: Charges Laid in Abandonment of Autistic Student on Florida School Bus.

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