A Massachusetts school district is considering terminating a contract with the bus company that transports its special need students after a 5-year-old boy was left alone on a bus for hours.
The Lowell Sun reports the Lowell School Committee discussed the issue Wednesday, but decided to take more time before making a decision.
A driver for Dracut-based SP&R Transportation was fired after a kindergartner did not get off the bus during a morning route last week. The driver took the bus home and discovered the child when he returned to start his afternoon route.
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The child was unharmed.
The committee says it will discuss switching its contract to NRT Bus Inc. next week.
Some SP&R employees attended Wednesday's meeting and said they shouldn't all be punished for one person's mistake.