The San Juan Unified School District is investigating how a sleeping 7-year-old student came to be left on a bus after a field trip Wednesday to the Folsom Aquatic Center.
District spokesman Trent Allen said two staff members of San Juan's parent-paid Discovery Club program have been placed on paid leave, while a temporary substitute has not been called back following the incident.
Allen said a staff member was sitting next to the 7-year-old on the way back to Pershing Elementary School in Orangevale. The staff member woke the sleeping boy as the bus approached the school. The three staff members did not notice when the boy fell back asleep, Allen said.
"This is something that shouldn't have happened," Allen said. "The staff of Discovery Club went home and didn't realize he was still on the bus. They certainly should know where kids are at all times."
The boy was found by the bus driver, who checked the bus after parking at the district's yard.
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