Bus driver resigns after leaving sleeping 9-year-old autistic boy on bus

5:05 PM, Oct 30, 2013   |    comments
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WORTH COUNTY, Georgia (WALB) -- An autistic Worth County, Georgia boy is safe after being left on a school bus for several hours Monday.

9-year-old Nikell Brown is a fourth grade student at Worth County Elementary school, but he never made it to school after falling asleep on the school bus.

He was left at the Worth County bus stop for seven hours.

"When he got home he said, 'Grandma I been on the bus all day,' so I thought it was a joke because didn't nobody call me or tell me anything, explained his Grandmother Karen Williams. "He just came in from school saying he got left on the bus."

Bus driver Judy Smith told Warwick police she checked the bus after her morning rounds and didn't see Nikell on the bus until her afternoon rounds.

Worth County officials now say they will have someone supervising Nikell while he is on the bus.

The Worth County Board of Education says Judy Smith has resigned as a bus driver.

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