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School Bus Leaves Autistic Student at Wrong House

School Bus Leaves Autistic Student at Wrong House

How well trained are public school bus drivers? A father in New Jersey wants better training for bus drivers after his autistic son was mistakenly dropped off at the wrong home. 

According to USA Today, Stuart Chaifetz said his 12-year-old son, Akian, spent 15 minutes "confused and alone" at a neighbor's until she returned from walking her dog. 

"Thankfully he's fine, but it's really just by every good grace that something bad didn't happen," said Chaifetz. "You're not carting packages that can be depositing without a signature on someone's front porch. You're carrying children."

Chaifetz uploaded a video on YouTube calling for action by Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators as well as "berating" Bellmawr-based Holcomb Bus Co. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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