Bus driver suspended because student left in vehicle - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bus driver suspended because student left in vehicle

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Sumner County school bus driver has been suspended for three days without pay after a 7-year-old Hendersonville boy fell asleep on the bus, was undetected and possibly suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.

School officials said the boy fell asleep Monday near the back of the bus, and the driver returned the vehicle to the garage without checking it.

According to The Tennessean newspaper, school spokesman Jeremy Johnson said that once the bus reached the garage, the child woke up and was discovered by bus drivers 10 minutes later.

Johnson said officials are waiting for a doctor's report on the student, who became ill after the incident.

The name of the bus driver was not revealed.


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