Bus Driver Fired for Leaving Special Needs Student on Bus

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    Brett Roseman, Sun-Times Media
    Linda Daniels (left) stands with her granddaughter Alexis Robinson, 19.

    A school bus driver was fired Friday after leaving a special needs student alone on his bus for five hours.

    The 19-year-old student from Country Club Hills was scheduled to be dropped off at Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education school in Orland Park, according to Alpha School Bus representative in a Chicago Tribune report.

    The student allegedly fell asleep on the bus and remained locked inside the vehicle at the bus terminal until the driver returned for his afternoon rounds.

    The driver was fired following an investigation by the Crestwood-based bus company, which transports Bremen High School District 228 students to the Orland Park special needs facility.

    Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association provides services for 11 public high school districts in the south suburbs.