Police: Special needs preschooler left on bus

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BUCKNER, Ky. (AP) - Oldham County police say a preschool student with special needs was found on a school bus after the mother came to pick the child up at the end of the day.

Police say school officials didn't realize the child was missing until the mother arrived. A police news release said the child was located shortly after 2:30 p.m. EDT, still in the bus that picked the child up around 10:40 a.m.

Police say an officer who responded to the school Tuesday afternoon wasn't told the child had special needs or had been left on the bus since arriving at the school in Buckner earlier.

The Courier-Journal reported the bus driver has been placed on administrative leave. Oldham County schools spokeswoman Tracy Harris said the child was taken to a hospital by his parents but is believed to be unharmed.

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