Officials are investigating why a child with special needs was left on a school bus.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Dallas County school transportation officials are investigating an incident in which a six year-old child with autism was left alone on a school bus. As reported by CBS 11 News, the young child, John Gonzales, was left on the bus for over two hours after falling asleep in a seat, while his family and others searched for him. The driver, Arthur Hamilton, who reportedly claimed the child was not on the bus before he was found, has been placed on leave while the investigation continues.
Dallas County Schools spokesperson Deanne Hullende is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “I think anytime this happens we have a responsibility to look at our processors, to see what we can do better in this case, and that’s what we’re doing.”
John’s mother Mary Barrera, is further quoted as stating, “I don’t want this to happen to any child, not just mine, but any child who can’t explain to mommy what happened to me.” Reagan Elementary School principal, Sebastian Bozas, has filed a complaint against the bus driver.
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