2 charged after 5-year-old left alone on SC bus
SUMTER — Two former Sumter School District employees are facing charges after authorities said they left a 5-year-old student on a school bus.
Sumter police say 49-year-old Delinda Bradley and 21-year-old Marley Reynolds were charged Tuesday with one count each of cruelty to children.
Authorities said Bradley was driving a bus that picked up the boy on Monday morning. Police say the boy fell asleep and didn’t get off as scheduled at Kingsbury Elementary.
Reynolds was a bus monitor tasked with making sure no students were still on board, but police said she didn’t do so. A different driver found the child while doing a check before beginning a different route at 11 a.m.
Both women have been released from jail and were fired Tuesday. It wasn’t known if they had lawyers.