Ky. driver, monitor resign after special needs preschooler left on bus

LA GRANGE, Ky. (AP) – An Oldham County school bus driver and bus monitor have resigned after a preschooler with special needs was left on the bus for at least three hours.

Oldham County schools spokeswoman Tracy Harris said driver Gregory Clickner and monitor Sharon Machi resigned Wednesday.

School Superintendent Will Wells told The Courier-Journal that drivers and monitors are trained to inspect buses after each route but that procedures weren’t followed Monday.

Harris said the child was in good health as of Wednesday.

The child’s father told police the child was picked up by a special needs bus at about 10:40 a.m. but wasn’t at school to be picked up shortly after 2 p.m. The child was found in the bus around 2:30 p.m. at the district’s bus depot in La Grange.

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