Bus Driver, Attendant Fired After Leaving 4-Year-Old On Bus | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Bus Driver, Attendant Fired After Leaving 4-Year-Old On Bus

Play associated audio

Two people have been fired after leaving a 4-year-old boy with special needs on a school bus for most of the school day, according to the Associated Press.

The boy was picked up at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday and the bus went to his school. It is unclear why he did not get off, according to The Office of the State Superintendent of Education, which is responsible for transporting special-needs students in the city. 

The bus driver and an attendant returned the bus to the terminal without noticing the child, who had apparently fallen asleep.

The student was found in his booster seat more than six hours later when the driver and attendant went to inspect the vehicle before going on their afternoon route. The boy was released to his mother. 

WAMU 88.5

Local Theaters Put 'The Interview' On The Marquee

A handful of theaters nationwide decided to show Sony's "The Interview," and there were several in the D.C. area.

NPR

After The Presents, A Buttery Tea Cake Tradition

For one family in Overland Park, Kan., it's not Christmas without Mrs. Lawrence. The tea cake, rich with butter and spices, is named for the neighbor who would hand deliver it every holiday season.
NPR

What To Expect In The 2016 Presidential Announcement Season

With Jeb Bush signaling he's likely to run for president in 2016, it's another sign that the presidential announcement season is underway. Here's a look at who has jumped in the race early and what to expect in the coming months.
NPR

Online Sellers Pop Up In Real Life, For A Limited Time Only

One-click shopping is changing the ways people shop and retailers sell their wares. But some online retailers are opening physical stores — some of which last as short as a day.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.