Following an incident last week when a 4-year-old got left on a school bus that was dropping students off at Pocomoke Elementary, the Worcester County Public School System is taking steps to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.
Carrie Sterrs, public relations coordinator for Worcester County Schools, said video footage showed the pre-K student taking her seat on the bus and shortly thereafter lying down to sleep. When the bus arrived at Pocomoke Elementary School, the girl was asleep while an attendant on the back of the bus began to usher students off, Sterrs said.
“She’s going from seat to seat and then something occurs outside of the bus that drew her attention,” she said. “While she was looking out the window at the students outside of the bus she had passed that seat.”