Topeka school bus service leaves 3-year-old alone on bus
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka school district’s new school bus service is facing criticism after one of its drivers left a 3-year-old boy along on a bus for more than two hours when temperatures were in the 30s and 40s.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that that the incident came near end of a year in which Topeka Unified School District 501 hired Kansas Central School Bus to replace the accident-plagued Durham School Bus Services.
School district spokeswoman Misty Kruger called the situation unacceptable, adding that the district has taken action to ensure none of its students would ever again ride with the driver involved. The driver’s identity hasn’t been made public.
Kruger says the district was reviewing safety protocols with Kansas Central and reviewing the incident to determine what additional steps were needed.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com