Special needs pupil ‘abandoned’

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Special needs pupil ‘abandoned’ thumbnailThe Education Authority is investigating an incident in which a girl was left alone on a bus at Rossmar School, Limavady.

A FAMILY has expressed their shock after a young girl with special needs was left alone on an Education Authority bus for over an hour in Limavady. The Education Authority (EA) has confirmed to the Northern Constitution that it is currently investigating "a transport related incident which took place on October 6 involving a pupil travelling to Rossmar School."
The Northern Constitution had been made aware by a family member of the young girl, who wishes to remain anonymous, that the vehicle had been left in the car park of Rossmar School, leaving the child alone onboard - and this was not the first time.
It is believed the young girl was left on the bus from 9am in the morning until she was found on the bus after 10am.
The member of the family expressed shock at the fact a similar incident has happened before.
They told the Northern Constitution: "It really is terrible; it shouldn't have happened, especially when there were two people on board the bus when it pulled into the car park.
“The little girl was left for over an hour. The family are shocked; it's a terrible situation and it has happened before."


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