Five-year-old Bronx boy left on school bus for more than five hours

A 5-year-old boy from the Bronx was left on a school bus for more than five hours Tuesday. The incident has led to the suspensions of two bus workers.

According to school officials, the boy was picked up at his home at 7:15 a.m. They say the driver failed to drop the boy off at school. The principal at the Astor Child Guidance Center called the boy?s mother at 2 p.m. and told her the boy was found sleeping on the back of the bus at a depot.

The boy?s mother said her son cried himself to sleep and woke up crying. The crying alerted someone that the boy was on the bus. The Department of Education said the bus driver and another worker were suspended and an investigation is pending.

The Astor Child Guidance Center is a school for Bronx children with special needs. Almost all the students in the small school are bused.

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