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Alexandria Schools Deal With Third Lost Kindergartener

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In early October, a Kindergarten student boarded a bus he wasn't supposed to board and ended up wandering the streets alone and crying. Since then, bus drivers have left two other kindergarten students without their parents.

Superintendent Morton Sherman said he has asked bus drivers to sign a document acknowledging they know the policies. He's also created a system that identifies all Kindergarten students with stickers, and he's formed a group of parents and administrators to make other recommendations.

Michael Pope reports...


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