Girl, 4, wanders near busy road after left on bus

Saturday, November 23, 2002

WELLSTON, Mo. -- A school bus driver has been suspended and the bus company was investigating after a 4-year-old girl was left on the bus and then wandered along a busy street.

It happened Thursday afternoon. The girl is enrolled in a preschool program in the Wellston School District in St. Louis County.

Police say she fell asleep on the Laidlaw school bus. She woke up alone at the bus lot and wandered out close to Page Avenue.

Laidlaw officials say the driver is a 12-year veteran who apparently had no major incidents on her record.

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