Oklahoma blind, disabled student accidentally left in van during field trip

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TULSA, Okla. – A field trip took a dangerous turn for one Oklahoma student recently.

On June 8, 36 students from the Oklahoma School for the Blind took a field trip to Tulsa Community College.

However, KTUL reports that only 35 students made it off the van.

“One teenage student was left in the van,” said Jody Harlan, with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Harlan told KTUL that the 13-year-boy who was left in the van is blind and suffers from other disabilities, meaning he couldn’t get out on his own.

Officials say the boy was alone in the van for two hours, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

At that point, staff members realized he wasn’t with the group and found him.

He was treated by a nurse and taken to a nearby hospital. Fortunately, he appears to be OK.

State officials are now investigating the case.

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