The Jones County Sheriffs Office will not file charges against a bus driver who found a 10-year-old special needs student on her bus, hours after she finished her morning route Tuesday.
Sheriffs investigators finished their interviews Thursday morning, after the boys parents contacted law enforcement two days earlier, according to a sheriffs office news release.
The boy, who attends Dames Ferry Elementary, boarded a school bus between 6:30 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. and should have been dropped off at school by about 8 a.m., Jones County schools Superintendent William Mathews said Wednesday.
However, the bus driver didnt discover the child until about 1 p.m. while getting ready for the afternoon bus route.
Afterward, a school nurse checked the child and did not find any serious harm to him, Mathews said.
While the incident could have been avoided, sheriffs investigators did not find criminal intent or reckless conduct in the case, according to the release.
The sheriffs office is not releasing the bus drivers name, because she wasnt charged with a crime.
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