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School bus driver suspended after leaving the first-grader on the bus for eight hours, report says

Elisa Foster’s 6-year-old son was left alone on the school bus by an accident on Tuesday to eight hours, according to a report.

(Fox 2 Now)

A school bus driver in Missouri was suspended after the stranding of a first child on a school bus for eight hours by an accident on Tuesday, Fox 2 Now reported.

Elisa Foster, the mother of the 6-year-old Flynn Park Elementary School student, told the outlet that every day, she dropped off and picked up her son from the bus stop. However, on Tuesday, she said that she learned that not only was her son not on the bus, but he also was marked absent from school that day. She told the outlet that she began in panic,” and reported him missing.

The University City School District, told Fox 2 Now that the child fell asleep after getting on the bus in the morning didn’t come out with the other students. The driver reportedly does not see that he was still there.

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In a statement to the outlet, the district said its “transport provider, Missouri Central School Bus Company, has security procedures in place to protect against this kind of situations.”

“It appears, however, that the procedures were not followed,” the statement said. “The sleeping student was not seen by the driver and was accidentally transported back to the bus terminal.”

The unknown driver has been suspended, the report said. School district officials said they are investigating the incident and would be the policy with regard to the safety and security.

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