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School bus driver resigns, video shows student left behind

September 12, 2019

WILTON, N.H. (AP) — A school bus driver in New Hampshire has resigned after an 11-year-old student was seemingly denied access to the bus.

WMUR-TV reports home surveillance video showed the girl trying to board the bus Monday morning, only to have the door shut and the driver take off. Bryanna Guitard , who attends the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School, said she knocked on the door.

Her mother, Kelley Guitard, contacted the superintendent and the bus company. She said she was told the driver didn’t see her daughter and wanted to apologize. Before that could happen, Kelley Guitard posted the video online. The driver later resigned.

The bus company owner said he had never received a complaint about the driver before. He said he’s disappointed the driver felt the need to resign before the situation could be resolved.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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