Md. school bus driver sentenced in crash

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County school bus driver has been sentenced to 30 days of home detention for leaving four children unattended on a school bus, which drifted across a road and hit a student,

Sixty-one-year-old Arturo Roberto Harris of Clinton pleaded guilty in September to leaving an unattended child and reckless endangerment in Prince George’s County Circuit Court. He was also ordered to serve one year on supervised probation.

Prosecutors say on April 7, Harris left four children on a school bus to use the restroom at High Point High School in Beltsville. Police said the bus drifted across Powder Mill Road, and then hit an elementary school-aged child waiting at a bus stop.

The child who was hit had minor injuries; the children on the bus were not hurt.

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