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CLARKTON, NC (WWAY) — When you send your child off to school on the bus, you expect them to wind up in class. But last week a child in Bladen County spent much of a cold school day on the bus.

The six year-old is a student at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Clarkton. The school district says the bus driver is being held accountable for the incident in which the child was left alone for several hours. The district says the driver has been disciplined, but did not say whether that driver is still on the job.

Today we talked with several parents who were outraged that a child was left on the bus on a morning that was in the 20s.

“I’ve heard something like this before,” Margie McKiver, a grandmother, said. “I don’t know what exactly happened, but I want to find the mother of whom the child was, because I know they were sadly disappointed when the child was left on the bus.”

The district says the six-year-old was OK when found.


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