Pre-K Student Left on School Bus

Published 02/19 2014 04:09PM

Updated 02/19 2014 04:12PM

Lebanon, Mo. -- A Lebanon student was left on a bus at the end of the afternoon bus route to preschool Wednesday. Based on preliminary information, a Pre-K student fell asleep and did not exit the bus when it arrived at preschool.

The District has a bus procedure in place to avoid incidents like this; however, District procedures were not followed. The bus driver and two bus monitors have been suspended pending a complete review of the incident.

Lebanon Superintendent Dr. Widhalm issued the following statement in response to the incident:  "There is no excuse for a student being left on a school bus. It should never happen. We take the safety of our students very seriously and will act accordingly in dealing with this issue.”

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