3-Year-Old Left Alone On Bus

A mother is furious tonight, after she says her three-year-old child was left on a school bus alone.

She says no one noticed her child was still on board when the bus left a Head Start in Flemingsburg Tuesday morning.

It was just after 8:30 a.m. when the bus pulled up at the Fleming County Head Start and unloaded the passengers.

The bus driver claims she walked the aisles to make sure no students were still on board, then took the bus to Cheaps Chevrolet for an oil change.

There, one of the managers happened to walk by the bus, and saw 3-year-old Makayla Shields in it.

Makayla's mother, Jennifer Workman, says the manager took the girl into the building, got her into his truck, and took her back to Head Start. She claims the school didn't inform her the girl was missing until she was found on the bus.

The bus monitor told officials she checked the bus and Makayla wasn't on it. The bus driver said she checked when she got to Cheaps, but no one was on the bus.

Both the bus driver and the bus monitor have been suspended without pay, pending an investigation.

Despite being left on the bus, Makayla is said to be doing ok.


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  • by nce Location: fleming on Oct 31, 2008 at 03:56 PM
    let it go mom gothere face on tv the littlegirl back inheadstart thetruth wasn't told
  • by big daddy Location: frankfort on Oct 31, 2008 at 08:10 AM
    just a personal thought. what if the girl wasn't found and she either stayed on the bus overnight or tried to find help. either way it got pretty cold out the other night she might have froze to death. just a thought.
  • by big daddy Location: frankfort on Oct 31, 2008 at 08:07 AM
    my god anonymus in the safe house please take a grammar lesson. misspelling words is likely to happen evry once in a while but heck i can't even figure out what your are talking about i read and read and nothing. i am surprised you can even turn on your computer.
  • by Bill on Oct 31, 2008 at 04:51 AM
    What does this say for socity when 3 year olds are exspected to go to school.No 3 year old should be on a school bus!this is what happens, when you exspect others to watch your infant chidern.Pull your head out.Blame the MOM.
  • by Anonymous Location: Safehouse on Oct 30, 2008 at 09:32 AM
    I challenge INCOMPETENCE when I see it, with humor NOT RATH... GET OVER IT! YOU DO NOT OWN THIS WEBSIGHT OR THE WORLD OVER THERE IN on HIGHWAY 229 OR BARBOURVILLE!
  • by deb Location: ky on Oct 30, 2008 at 04:51 AM
    Dont the dirver or the monitor REMEMBER stopping the bus and loading the child? Neither sounds very smart to me!
  • by Anonymous Location: Flemingsburg on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:45 PM
    All kid on these small buses wear seat belt that the monitiors has to fasten. If they pick up the same kids every day and should know who is on the bus and who isn't.These thing that happen to much is why I take my child to school every day!
  • by Juanita Location: Carlisle on Oct 29, 2008 at 05:41 PM
    The bus driver and monitor did not check the bus. If they had the little girl would have been found.
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:59 PM
    I three year old should be taken care of by it's Mom 100% of the time. If you don't want to take care of them don't have them or put them up for adoption.
  • by JR Location: KY on Oct 29, 2008 at 02:38 PM
    Somebody is lying through their teeth!! Wonder who?
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