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Wake County Mother Wants Answers After Child Left On School Bus

Posted January 29, 2003

— A 5-year-old girl fell asleep during the ride to school Tuesday, and when she woke up, she discovered she was alone and stuck on the bus.

When Anissa Eaton woke up on the bus later that morning, she found that she was at a depot. Two employees were able to get her off of the bus and on to school.

Her mother wants to know what happened, but she said she is unable to get any answers.

"It really did upset me that the rules and laws are not being followed, and the parents of the child were not given any information about what happened," parent Nekeyda Bleech said. "I mean, to tell me that they cannot tell me what happened to my child is really what upset me."

Wake County bus drivers are supposed to walk up and down the aisles after they finish their routes.But the bus driver claimed she did not do that.

Wake County school officials said the bus driver came in Wednesday morning and resigned from her job. She was reportedly very apologetic and upset over the incident.

Memos are being sent to every Wake County school bus driver to remind them of their duties.

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