Child Left on Bus Unattended; Employees Disciplined
In July, a 7-year-old boy was left on a Hoboken school bus unattended at the Wallace School.
A 7-year-old boy was left on a school bus unattended last month, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Toback confirmed on Friday morning.
The incident happened on July 17 around 1 p.m. at the Wallace School, Toback said. Toback said the child was left alone on the bus for less than half an hour.
Toback said a few employees were "disciplined" as a result of the incident, but could not release further details, citing personnel issues.
Toback added that the employees were "dealt with."
"There is no excuse for this," Toback said. "We take this extremely seriously."
"Nobody was injured," he continued. While there could be a potential for problems in a situation like this, Toback continued, "there was no crisis."
The matter was raised at a school board meeting earlier this week. The district took all the necessary steps, including filling out forms with the Department of Education and the Department of Transportation, Toback said.