Knox County Child Left On School Bus

A Knox County bus driver is on suspension today after a child is found left on a bus.

The boy was student at Boone Elementary in Barbourville.

Officials with the Knox County School System tell 27 NEWSFIRST the driver had parked the bus at Knox Central High School after his drop off rounds.

Five to ten minutes later, a custodian heard a child hollering on the bus and took him off the bus.

The school system says it's policy that drivers are supposed to do a walk through of their bus.

The driver has been suspended pending outcome of investigation by the Knox County Superintendent.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Knox County on Sep 2, 2007 at 01:23 PM
    I think everyone needs to just calm down, the child was only on the bus for five minutes, I mean if this would have happened ten years ago, it would not have been a big deal. Yes it was a mistake but not a reason for some one to lose their job. He should be disciplined for his actions for a month or two and thats enough. He's not Michael Vick. The kid is ok and we should be thankful.
  • by Lorene Location: Barbourville on Aug 30, 2007 at 07:23 PM
    he didn't mean to leave the kid on the Bus
  • by Anonymous Location: knox county on Aug 30, 2007 at 07:05 PM
    yes it is a terible mistake but, where were the parents at the bus stop when he did not get off. knox co. has a policy that if the child is younger than 7 they the bus drivers are not to let that student off the bus till they see a parent or guardian.
  • by Amy Location: Somewhere on Aug 30, 2007 at 12:40 PM
    My brother was left on th bus when he was younger...he stayed on there all day...and no one even knew about it until the school called that night to let my mom know he wasn't at school. Crazy huh..
  • by Angie Location: LEXINGTON on Aug 30, 2007 at 09:59 AM
    Omg! I have a kindergartener and I could not imagine this happening to him. He would be scared to death. What if he was asleep?????He would have died from the heat. Learn from what happened and try not to make this same mistake. For the family.....just thanks god that he is ok.
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Aug 30, 2007 at 07:03 AM
    The child was only five years old. This is a shame. I know that I would be outraged as well.
  • by Sherry Location: Mt. Sterling on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:38 PM
    Everyone makes mistakes. But the bus driver should have walked through the bus to see if anyone was left on the bus. How old was the child anyway? Was he alsleep?

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