Atlanta bus driver arrested for forgetting child

 

ATLANTA — A bus driver in Atlanta has been arrested on charges that he forgot to drop off a 5-year-old boy found crying outside the driver's home.

Bennie Pendergrass was charged this week with child endangerment and reckless conduct.

Police said the driver told investigators that he had no idea the boy was still on his bus after completing an afternoon route for Angel's Paradise Higher Learning Academy. The child exited the bus and was found crying outside Pendergrass' home Tuesday night.

The boy was not hurt.

A working phone listing for Pendergrass could not be located. A woman who answered the phone at the school said she was not permitted to comment.

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