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St. Landry School Board investigating after mother says child left on school bus

Posted at 9:42 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 12:59:05-05

The St. Landry Parish School Board is investigating an incident where a mother says her 3-year-old was left on a school bus.

The child, according to his mother, was left on the bus from early Monday morning until around 3:35 pm, more than six hours.

In a post on social media, Robbie Myers says that her son Amir never stepped off Bus 37 after she put him on it. When she picked him up Monday afternoon, Myers says she knew something was strange.

“When I got my child I notice his face was covered in dried up tears! He said mommy I was crying they didn’t wanna let me out!” she writes.

Myers says that she called the school, Opelousas Head Start, and asked about her son but was told that he was not at school Monday.

Myers now says that she searching for answers as to why her son was left unattended on a cold bus without eating or using the restroom.

She has reached out to officials concerning this incident.

KATC reached out the St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins who says that they are investigating this issue. They will turn over their findings to the Office of Head Start and Licensing.

Jenkins says that terminations are possible upon the completion of the investigation.