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Wesley Chapel, Florida -- Judging by the way 5-year-old Brian Adler, plays ball in the font yard of his Wesley Chapel home, you can tell, he has no idea about the frenzy he caused his mother on his second day of school.

"All I could picture was him being hit by a car, someone snatching him," said Angela Adler.

She got a call from her son's school, Double Branch Elementary, at about 10:15 a.m., saying her son was missing.

"They did an entire search of the school locked it down … found him on the bus, thank God," she said.

Turns out, the school aide who escorts students from the bus to their classrooms, was told there were no children left on the bus. Brian, who is developmentally challenged, had fallen asleep, and the bus aide and driver didn't notice.

"It would have ended much differently if nobody realized he was there" said Angela Adler.

10 News took her concerns to the school board, to ask how something like this could happen.

A special needs student was overlooked but later found on a Pasco bus.

"The driver and the aide didn't do what they were supposed to do in checking to make sure every student has exited the bus. They're supposed to do it between every run. They didn't follow procedure," says Linda Cobbe, Pasco County School District's public information officer.

Both the aide and the driver have since been suspended, until the investigation is over. Their names are expected to be released soon.

As for Brian, he gets a new bus driver starting Wednesday.

"I'm very happy with the way the school handled the situation. We're all human, we all make mistakes, but in the end this could have cost my child's life​," said Angie Adler.

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Judging by the way 5-year old Brian Adler, plays ball in the font yard of his Wesley Chapel home, you can tell, he has no idea about the frenzy he caused his mother on his 2nd day of school.

"All I could picture was him being hit by a car, someone snatching him."

Angela Adler says she got a call from her son's school, Double Branch Elementary, at about 10:15 this morning, saying her son was missing.

"They did an entire search of the school locked it down…found him on the bus thank God."

Turns out, the school aid who escorts students from the bus to their classrooms, was told there were no children left on the bus. Brian, who is developmentally challenged, had fallen asleep, and the bus aid, and driver didn't notice.

"It would have ended much differently if nobody realized he was there" frowns Angela.

We took Angie's concerns to the school board, to ask exactly how something like this could happen.

"The driver and the aid didn't do what they were supposed to do in checking to make sure every student has exited the bus. they're supposed to do it between every run. They didn't follow procedure." says Linda Cobbe, Pasco County School District's public information officer.

Both the aid and the driver have since been suspended, until the investigation is over. Their names are expected to be released in the coming day. As for Brian, he gets a new bus driver starting tomorrow.

"I'm very happy with the way the school handled the situation. We're all human, we all make mistakes, but in the end this could have cost my child's life​." smiles Angie.

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