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Officials investigating after student left on bus in St. Martin Parish

Posted at 7:48 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 08:48:25-05

St. Martin Parish Interim Superintendent Allen Blanchard Jr. says the school system is investigating after a student was left on a school bus Thursday morning.

Blanchard says that the student fell asleep on the bus and that the driver did not notice the child before parking the bus and exiting. The school system is in the process of completing its investigation into the incident.

The 12-year-old, who is reportedly autistic, was found walking along the side of the highway in Henderson after leaving the parked bus.

Blanchard says that the incident is a “personnel matter” and that he could not provide any more details on how the school system is handling the investigation.

The boy is a student at Parks Middle School.