School Bus Driver May Have Violated Policy In Boy's Death- Joy Lepola
Updated: Monday, November 19 2012, 09:25 AM EST
A Baltimore school bus driver may have violated policy after failing to stop when a 6-year-old student got out of his seat and ultimately jumped out the rear door.
Jeremy Jennings Jr., a special-needs student, died earlier this month from his injuries.
Police say Jeremy had been fighting with another child on a bus leaving The Villa Maria at St. Vincent`s School.
When a school aide intervened, Jeremy tried to exit the front of the bus. He then ran to the back and jumped out the rear door.
Now, some are questioning whether the bus driver could have prevented the tragedy.
Drivers are trained to stop a bus whenever a student is disruptive or not seated, according to school officials.
City school officials say they will review protocols for transporting special-education students.
In January, school officials will add a policy to the transportation manual that tells drivers specifically what do when a student is not seated.