ALTUS, Okla. – An investigation is underway in Altus after a special needs student was forgotten and left alone on a bus for hours.
The boy was only discovered after his frantic parents began searching for him after he didn’t make it to daycare.
The 5-year-old was found hours later in the school bus barn, sitting in the parked bus.
Officials say the bus driver and aid forgot to make their last stop and left the little boy sitting by himself.
His mother says her son can’t say what he was thinking but she knows he had to have been scared.
Margaret Vasquez said, “I just prayed and prayed, please bring my baby home and let him be okay. And thank God the weather was windy yesterday and it was cold or he would have probably suffocated in there.”
Altus Public Schools said both the bus driver and the aid have been suspended indefinitely with pay, pending the investigation by the district.