Girl with CP left for hours on Oklahoma school bus
7-year-old with cerebral palsy uses a wheelchair
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — An Oklahoma school bus driver and a bus monitor have been suspended after a 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was left alone on the bus for several hours.
The Mid-Del school district says the driver failed to follow procedure of walking the length of the bus at the end of the route to be sure no one remained on board.
Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes says the girl uses a wheelchair. He says the child was alone on the parked bus for five or six hours Tuesday before being discovered when the driver and monitor returned to the vehicle.
Clabes says the girl was taken to a hospital by her mother and was released in good condition.
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