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Columbia mother speaks out after bus driver leaves her child on the street during a seizure


A Columbia mother is speaking out after her son's bus driver allegedly watched her 12-year-old son have a seizure in the street and left to drive her route.

Crenda Warren says her son could have been seriously hurt or killed after being left in the street. Her son, J.T was found by paramedics after seizing for nearly 10 minutes.

"I feel like the lady just left my baby to die," said Crenda Warren.

12-year-old J.T was just about to get on his school bus when his mother, says he started feeling numbness in his leg. Shortly after J.T. would experience his first seizure, according to his mother.

J.T.'s 14-year-old brother was with him at the time and called 9-1-1. What bothers the family though is that the bus driver didn't stop to help instead, she paged someone on the radio and headed to her next stop.

"The bus itself could've been like a lifesaver because she could have stopped whatever traffic was coming down that street while my son was laying in the street," said Warren.

J.T. spent the night in the hospital, getting EKG, CT, and MRI scans. His mother was able to take him home from the hospital Friday afternoon.

Warren is fighting to get charges pressed against the driver.

"I want charges pressed against neglected my child during a time of need like that is your job...your job is to get these kids to the school safely," said Warren.  

ABC 17 News tried reaching out to Student Transportation of America to see what its policy is when a situation like this occurs but the company has not responded.

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