NJ Boy, 3, Left Asleep on School Bus: Officials

A 3-year-old New Jersey boy who was reported missing when he failed to show up to school Tuesday morning was found sleeping on the bus that was supposed to drop him off, officials said. 

The boy's mother said she received a call from the McKinley School in North Ward, N.J., saying her child had not arrived at school, officials said. She told officials her son had been placed on the bus that morning.

That's when the school contacted the bus company, and workers checked the bus. The boy was found sleeping on a seat, according to school officials. 

Officials said the bus driver and an aide were fired by the private bus company, Belair, which operates in Orange, N.J.. The company declined to comment. 

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