2 fired after disabled Mo. student left on bus

2 fired after disabled Mo. student left on bus

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - Two state employees lost their jobs after a disabled student was left on a school bus for nearly six hours.

Officials with the Lakeview Woods State School in Lee's Summit say the school is using new procedures to prevent a similar problem in the future.

School administrator Diane Odegard says the two people worked at the school and also were a bus driver and bus monitor for the bus company, First Student.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/LaLx0L ) the student, who is in a wheelchair and nonverbal, was left on the bus when it arrived at school at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 10. She was discovered about 2:30 p.m.

When she was found, the school called her family and reported itself to the state's child abuse and prevention hotline.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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