Girl left on bus for four hours after falling asleep


Wednesday, August 25th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A school bus driver has been suspended with
pay after a 4-year-old girl fell asleep on the way to school was
left on the bus for four hours, school officials said.

The Tulsa Public Schools bus driver failed to follow school
policy to check the bus seats and aisle after the route and then
have another driver double-check the bus, said Transportation
Director Bob Haddox.

The girl was on her way to the Bunche Early Childhood Center
when she fell asleep Friday. She remained asleep on the bus until
the driver found her later that afternoon, Haddox said.

"There is no excuse for it, and I'm not going to give one,"
Haddox said. "It is rare. In the 21 years I've been here, that's
happened about five times."