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.