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Bus Driver Allegedly Kicks Child Off Bus During A Seizure

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 A South Florida mother is outraged after her son suffered a medical emergency on a school bus and claims the school bus driver did not to help.

Andrew Shepard has diabetes and Addison's disease, which can cause very low blood pressure and lead to a coma. He started to feel sick and his sister, Jazmen, told the bus driver 'Can you take me home like to my house because he's having a seizure?’

The bus driver’s response was 'No, you have to get off the bus,'" she said.

Shepard's mother Cynthia cannot understand why the bus driver would force a sick child off the bus. "How do you do that?"

Shepard could not move. Jazmen had to lift him from his seat and carry him out of the bus, and he collapsed. "Having a seizure is like dead weight. He's a big kid. It takes a lot for her to do that by herself," said Cynthia in tears. "I'm beyond furious."

Once they were off the bus, they said, the bus driver took off. "Neighbors came out and they were helping, everyone was helping," said Cynthia.

Jazmen was able to call the police.

When the paramedics got there, Andrew’s blood sugar was 30. A normal blood sugar is 80 to 120. He could have died. He could of went into a diabetic coma and died.

Cynthia said the bus driver did not follow protocol and should have pulled over and called for help. "He's a coward. He let my son get off this bus and left my son pretty much to die. If my daughter was not there, my son wouldn't be here today," she said in tears. "All he had to do was call 911. No one asked you to help him, put your hands on him or anything, just call 911, and you didn't."

Broward County School Board that employ’s the driver states, “An investigation was immediately initiated by the district and remains on going, at this time. District staff will continue to work with the family and provide updates accordingly."

The Board states, all of their buses have security cameras on board, and they will be reviewing footage as part of their ongoing investigation. They said the bus driver has taken some time off, which was scheduled.

Andrew Shepard had returned to school on Wednesday with an increased dose of his medication
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