Autistic child from Plymouth forgotten on school bus
WTMJ News Team
Cody Holyoke reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
PLYMOUTH- A nine-year-old autistic boy was left on a school bus Friday morning. The boy, Jimmy Jaroch, is in a wheel chair. He was one of two students riding the bus when the driver and aide assigned to the bus over looked him.
Dawn and James Jaroch, Jimmy's parents, want to know how this happened.
"It's hard to pull it in and absorb that they forgot about out son," says James Jaroch.
Jimmy Jaroch was left alone in the bus yard for three hours.
"The question is 'Why?' What was going on that was so important they had to get off the bus so quick?" wonders Dawn Jaroch.
Plymouth School District Superintendent Clark Reinke is looking into the incident as well.
"We have to get to the bottom of it, and we have to make sure we put procedures in place so this never happens again," Reinke said.
The Johnson School Bus service is investigating what happened and has put the driver and the aide on suspension. However, that is not enough for Jimmy's parents who want them fired.
"You have to make sure all the children are off your bus. You have to," said James Jaroch.