Officials: Autistic toddler left on bus for 5 hours
Officials say a 2-year-old autistic boy was found left alone on a bus for five hours in his car seat today.
Nyrell Robinson, of Yonkers, was put on the bus at 8:15 a.m. Monday morning by his godmother, Quierna McDowell. Robinson attends classes at the Fred F. Keller school, a private early intervention school for kids with special needs.
Instead of being dropped off for classes, Robinson was forgotten and left in a parking lot on Palisade Avenue until 2:15 p.m. When McDowell called the bus company, they reportedly told her that she did not place him on the bus that morning.
Robinson was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center and is in good health. The Department of Health apologized for the incident. Calls made to the bus company were not returned.