- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

MARSHALL, N.C. (AP) - A school bus drive in Madison County is charged with misdemeanor child abuse after a kindergarten student remained on a bus all day.

Area media outlets report that the 5-year-old was left on the bus on Monday and found later in the day by the driver.

County Chief Deputy Michael Garrison says that the bus driver, 34-year-old Jonathan Shelton, was charged and released on Wednesday. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

There was no video camera on the bus.

Madison County is located north of Asheville.

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