Worth Co. Bus Driver Leaves Child on the Bus All Day

| October 30, 2013

another school bus WORTH CO., GA – A Worth County boy with autism is safe after his bus driver left him on the school bus for several hours on Monday, October 28th.  9 year old Nikell Brown, a fourth grader at Worth County Elementary, never made it  to school on Monday after falling asleep on the school bus. He was left at the Worth County bus stop for seven hours.

Nikell Brown’s grandmother, Karen Williams, said he came in claiming he had been left on the bus all day. Williams said “He cried all day long, and nobody answered him.” Williams wants an apology from the bus driver, Judy Smith. Smith found Nikell during her afternoon rounds. She told Nikell’s sisters, but did not tell his grandmother what happened.

Worth County officials now have someone supervising Nikell when he is on the bus, and Judy Smith has resigned as a bus driver.

Source: WALB

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  1. Teresa Cason says:

    The bus driver’s oversight of this child was completely unacceptable! Thank God the child is physically ok after such an ordeal. The bus driver deserved to resign – or be fired.

  2. Ida Nelson says:

    So thankful that this child was found safe. This should shed light on the System that needs to revisit how each Bus Driver checks the bus, after the kids arrive and exit the bus…Maybe they should be made to spray and sanitize the seats after the last drop off of the morning and afternoon…also most of the buses have cameras, someone should have a way of checking to see if a kid is left behind, especially when working with kids with special needs.

  3. Tater Magillicutti says:

    There is a system in place but a lot of bus drivers are pretty lazy.