Disabled Child Left Alone on School Bus for 3 Hours in Boynton Beach

The school bus driver was fired, and a school aide is now the subject of an investigation.

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Officials said a disabled second-grader was left alone on an empty school bus for hours in South Florida.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the child was supposed to be dropped off at J.C. Mitchell Elementary in Boca Raton Monday morning.

School district officials said the driver and aide didn't notice the student was still on board when they left the bus at a depot in Boynton Beach. The district's transportation director said the child was presumably alone on the bus for about three hours before being discovered by a mechanic.

The student didn't appear to be injured, according to officials.

Officials said the bus driver was fired immediately, and the aide is facing an investigation that could lead to eventual termination.

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