Toddler TRAPPED in bus outside childcare centre for six hours
By Nikki Black
Writer / February 21 2019
Police are investigating after a two-year-old boy was left alone in a bus for around six hours in NSW’s Southern Tablelands.
The dehydrated child was discovered by childcare workers at Yass Little Learners child care centre on Wednesday afternoon, who gave him water and contacted emergency services, reports Nine News.
Yass Little Learners confirmed the incident on Facebook, saying the driver had been “suspended pending a full investigation by YLL centre management.”
The statement also added that “every effort is being taken to ensure that a full inquiry is conducted … We will provide a further report of the results of this matter.”
The post has since been deleted.
Temperatures reached around 28 degrees yesterday and the child was taken to Yass District Hospital.
The incident has also been reported to Family and Community Services.
There was a similar event in Darwin this week, in which a barely conscious four-year-old girl was found strapped into her child care centre bus seat after being left on board in searing heat for two hours.
A few weeks ago, a young toddler died after being left in a car outside his family home in 35 degree heat.
Leaving children alone in a hot car can incur serious penalties, including heavy fines and jail time.