Driver suspended after child spends day on bus

2 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 29 2018 Mar 29, 2018 Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:58:00 AM CDT March 29, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) — A suburban St. Louis school bus driver has been suspended after a 6-year-old fell asleep in the morning and then wasn't found until he failed to return home after classed ended for the day.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the search for the child began when his mother told police the boy had not arrived home from school about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. School officials say the boy was found safe eight hours later at the bus terminal. The boy was a first-grader at Flynn Park Elementary in the University City School District.

The district said in a statement that Missouri Central School Bus Co. notified school officials that the driver has been suspended. The district has asked that the driver not be returned to the district.

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