21 Jul '11, 10am

Boy With Disabilities Forgotten on School Bus: Why Didn't Someone Ask Where He Was? | Care2 Causes

Boy With Disabilities Forgotten on School Bus: Why Didn't Someone Ask Where He Was? | Care2 Causes

A 4-year-old boy with disabilities was left — forgotten — on a school bus for more than four hours in Jersey City on Wednesday. The Star-Ledger reports: The special needs student was picked up in the northeast part of the city at about 7:45 a.m. and was scheduled to be dropped off at School 3 for an extended-year school program, said Thomas Comey, the chief of Jersey City’s Police Department. Instead, at approximately 1:10 p.m., a mechanic employed by Winsale Corp. discovered the boy in a Winsale bus at a bus storage yard on Newark Avenue, officials said. The police were called and an ambulance brought the boy to Christ Hospital in Jersey City, where he was treated and released. “We are dealing with a child who has special needs and our ability to communicate with him orally is severely limited, which is making the investigation a little bit more difficult,” Comey said. Th...

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