Safety

Aide Accused of Leaving Student on School Bus

Posted on December 22, 2017
Venecia Bisono of New York was arrested after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old on a school bus for six hours. She was charged with failure to exercise control of a minor and reckless endangerment. Photo by John Horton
Venecia Bisono of New York was arrested after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old on a school bus for six hours. She was charged with failure to exercise control of a minor and reckless endangerment. Photo by John Horton

QUEENS, N.Y. — A school bus aide here has been arrested after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old girl on a school bus for six hours, NBC4 New York reports.

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Venecia Bisono reportedly failed to make sure that all the students got off the bus for school that morning, and the girl was locked in the bus from about 8 a.m. until a little after 1 p.m., according to the news source. A bus driver found her when he began his shift, and his supervisor told him to drop the girl off at her home. The girl told her parents what happened, and they called the police.

Police said that Bisono was charged with failure to exercise control of a minor and reckless endangerment, according to NBC4 New York.

A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Education (DOE) told the news source that the bus was not on a DOE-contracted route, and that the family apparently paid for it privately.

To read the full story, go here.

Related Topics: aide/monitor, New York, post-trip child check

Comments ( 1 )
  • William Cavico

     | about 12 months ago

    Since most of the child left on board incidents have the child on the bus in the bus company/district parking lot how about suggesting the company/district safety officer check the buses after the morning, mid-day and afternoon runs ? This won't prevent children from being left on the bus but it will prevent them from being stuck on the bus for 2,4,8 hours in freezing cold and in sweltering heat. It won't stop the incidents but it will save lives. Bill C,

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