WALKERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Frederick County public school officials are investigating how a 5-year-old girl ended up asleep and alone on a school bus instead of at Glade Elementary School in Walkersville.
Spokeswoman Marita Loose told The Frederick News-Post on Wednesday that the bus driver failed to check the bus after his last stop to make sure it was empty.
The girl’s mother says she learned of the incident from her daughter late Tuesday afternoon.
Kiki Myers says Kemiyah told her she awoke in the parked bus outside the driver’s home early Tuesday afternoon. The girl said she went to the house and asked the driver to take her to school.
Loose says the driver then drove Kemiyah to school, where she arrived 35-45 minutes late for her 1 p.m. pre-kindergarten class.
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