Toddler stuck nearly 6 hours in cold on school bus

The 3-year-old got on the bus at 8am Tuesday for the ride to school, and then sat without heat, food or water until he was found around 2pm

January 30, 2014 1:59:02 AM PST
Officials in central New Jersey have fired a school bus driver after a toddler was left on his bus in bitter cold weather for nearly six hours.

The three-year-old, Adam Akturk, got on the bus at 8am Tuesday for the ride to the Franklin Park School in Somerset County. He sat at on the bus without heat, food or water until he was discovered around 2pm.

Adam was headed for his 4th day of school, where he is in special classes for speech, but he never made it.

Two systems of safety failed the child. Number one: the recently hired Mercy School Company bus driver never walked down the aisle of the bus like he was supposed to, officials said. Second, the school never alerted his parents that he was not there after attendance was taken.

You can read more about this story and get the mother's reaction from our sister station, ABC7 New York.

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