A school bus driver and monitor have been fired after a 7-year-old boy with special needs was accidentally left on the bus for several hours after the driver finished rounds in a western Pennsylvania school district.
The Seneca Valley School District is not identifying the driver or monitor, who were both employed by AJ Myers & Son, which contracts to offer school bus service in the district. The contractor was involved in the firing, too.
A district spokeswoman says protocols to ensure children aren't left behind weren't followed, which is why the boy remained on the bus Tuesday morning.
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The boy's teacher texted his mother when he didn't arrive for school, which is why the boy was found on the bus hours later, cold and crying.