School bus driver fired after child left on bus

Bus driver fired after child left on bus

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A school bus driver in East Baton Rouge Parish was fired after a child was left on a bus Tuesday morning, according to officials.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, deputies were called out to the parking lot of a furniture store in the 9700 block of Florida Boulevard after a person walking by saw the child in the bus.

Deputies then called the child’s mother, who came to the scene to pick the child up.

A spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) says the child is a student at Southdowns Elementary School.

Louisiana law mandates school bus drivers check the bus at the end of every route to prevent these types of incidents from happening.

“As a result of today’s events, all drivers will be reminded of this state law,” the spokeswoman said in a written release. “The safety and security of all students is our top priority.”

The bus driver’s name was not released. EBRSO says no charges have been filed in the incident since no laws were broken.

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