Driver charged after leaving 4-year-old on bus for several hours

LOUDONVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — A Loudonville-Perrysville bus driver was charged Wednesday with endangering children after a preschooler was allegedly left on his bus for several hours, according to the Ashland County prosecutor.

Glenn Knoble, 69, resigned after he found the little boy on the bus on Oct. 20.

Knoble reportedly picked the child up for preschool around noon that day. The little boy fell asleep on the bus and did not get off at school. According to the police report, Knoble drove the bus back to the garage around 12:20 p.m. He told police he had to use the bathroom, so he got off the bus immediately, but came back to do a routine check and did not find the boy.

When Knoble came back to the bus around 3 p.m., the child had woken up and was in the front seat of the bus. Knoble then took him to his school and he got on another bus to go home; the driver got back to the garage around 4:15 p.m. and told the transportation superintendent that he was resigning.

Ashland County Prosecutor Christopher Tunnell said the child was not injured, and said Knoble has no prior criminal history.

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