Monday, February 9, 2015

Child Left Behind on Bus Friday

A 3 year old child was left on Schuylkill Transportation System School Bus Friday instead of being dropped off at school.

Ashley Gould's 3 year old son attends Child Development, Duncott Center, near Minersville.  On Friday, she sent her son on his way to school via a STS school bus along with the other students who attend the school.

Around 11:30am, Gould visited her son's school to volunteer her time.  She assisted at the school for an hour and a half and then proceeded to leave around 1:00pm.  But before she could leave, she was pulled aside by the school supervisor.

The director informed Gould that her son had been left on the bus Friday morning after the other students were dropped off.  According to Gould, the supervisor informed her that, around 9:00am, a head count was done on the bus, then getting off the bus, then one last head count in the school.  It was during the school's last head count, they realized Gould's son was missing.

The child was then reported missing, but never informed Gould.

According to Gould, the school contacted the STS facility in St. Clair where the bus would have been headed.  The supervisor reportedly found the driver getting off the bus.  The supervisor then found the child in the bus unbuckled.  The child was then transported back to the Duncott school.

At the time of writing this article, we have not received comments from the school or STS.

We will update this story as more information is available.