Madison elementary school student left on school bus

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An elementary school student was left on a bus Wednesday in Madison after the child fell asleep.

Smithson Craighead Academy didn’t’ realize the child was missing until they received a call from a man saying he saw the child walk off the bus at the bus barn.

Because of this, the school is now putting two new procedures in the place. The student will sit up front from now on, and GrayLine buses will remain on remain on school property instead of being parked at the barn.

It’s unclear where the bus barn is located in comparison to the school.

Smithson Craighead released the following statement regarding the incident:

The safety and security of the students at Smithson Craighead Academy is extremely important to our organization. Two procedures have been put in place to address the situation that occurred on one of the Grayline buses this morning. The student who fell asleep on the bus will now sit in the front of the bus and the bus will remain on the school property instead of being parked at the bus barn in the future. We highly value our students and we are working with Grayline to ensure that the necessary protocols are in place to support our efforts to always keep our students safety a priority.

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