Special-Needs Student Left on School Bus

A second-grade boy in Washington, D.C., is left on his bus in the morning in nearly 90-degree heat. He pries open the bus doors to get out, and a passerby finds him and takes him to school.


Special-Needs Teen Left on School Bus

A Montana school bus driver leaves a 16-year-old student who has to wear a three-point harness, which she cannot remove by herself, on her school bus. The girl misses about three hours of school.

The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee unanimously approved SB 1072, authored by Sen. Tony Mendoza, shown here at the podium. The bill would require all school buses to be equipped with child-check reminder alarm systems.

California Child Check Alarm Bill Advances

Lawmakers approved SB 1072, which would require school buses to be equipped with child-check alarms, in response to the death of a special-needs student who had been left on the bus for several hours.


Student with autism found dead in school bus

A 19-year-old student was found dead in an empty school bus in California, and his family believes he was left in the bus all day. He was severely autistic and nonverbal, and may have stayed on the bus because he was waiting for a cue, family members say.

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