Nine year old special needs boy spent the day locked inside a school bus after he missed his school drop-off.
The boy failed to get off the bus at Peterborough School in Warilla on Thursday morning, and apparently went totally unnoticed by the driver as he returned to the depot, reports SMH.
The driver has since been stood down, pending the results of an internal investigation.
The boy was left on the bus for more than six hours until the afternoon school runs, shortly before 3pm. He was then driven back to the school, where staff called for an ambulance.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Geoff Senior said the boy was found in good health and did not require hospitalisation.
“The school was made aware that one of their students had been locked in a bus at a depot today after the transport company found the child and delivered him to the school this afternoon,”a spokeswoman said, in a statement issued Thursday evening.
“The Assisted School Travel Program and Employee Performance and Conduct Unit have launched an investigation into the matter and the actions of the contractor.
“The driver in question has been stood down pending an investigation.”
I don’t understand how the school would not have inquired about the child when he wasn’t in class?
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