Workers fired after 4-year-old left alone on D.C. bus

WASHINGTON – A bus driver and an attendant with the Office of the State Superintendent’s Department of Transportation have been fired after a 4-year-old boy with special needs was left alone on a bus.

D.C. officials say the boy fell asleep after getting on the bus at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. WJLA reports the student did not get off the bus at his school, and the two workers did not notice he was still on the bus when they left it at a bus depot.

The driver and attendant eventually found the boy – awake and not crying – at about 2 p.m. during a pre-trip inspection, WJLA says.

The boy was not hurt.

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