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Teenager kicked off Florida school bus by driver while having seizure

Andrew Shepard spent two days in the hospital after he suffered a seizure on a school bus  — and the driver allegedly kicked him off and never called 911.

A 16-year-old in the throes of a seizure was dragged off a Broward County, Fla., school bus as the driver sped away instead of calling 911.

Andrew Shepard’s little sister, Jazmen, carried her big brother off the bus after she saw him going into a seizure on their way home from McNicol Middle School on April 16. The teens collapsed to the ground as the driver drove off to finish the rest of the route.


"He looked my child in his face and told him to get off the bus," Cynthia Shepard, the boy's mother, told WSVN-TV. "How do you do that?


Her son is diabetic and suffers from Addison's disease as well.



Andrew Shepard was dragged off a school bus by his sister Jazmen, pictured, when he started seizing.WSVNAndrew Shepard was dragged off a school bus by his sister Jazmen, pictured, when he started seizing.
The girl called 911 as neighbors ran over to help after they saw the commotion. Paramedics arrived at the roadside chaos and realized Shepard's blood sugar was below normal and that he was at risk of diabetic shock.

The seizure caused Shepard to stay in the hospital for two days.

The bus driver "left my son pretty much to die," Shepard added. "If my daughter was not here, my son wouldn't be here today."


Cynthia Sheppard is outraged that a school bus driver in Broward County, Fla., kicked her son off after he started seizing.

Cynthia Sheppard is outraged thThe sister of Andrew Shepard, 16, had to carry her big brother off the bus April 16 after he had a seizure on the way home from school in Broward County.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-kicked-fla-school-bus-seizure-article-1.1775490#ixzz30ePniKKxat a school bus driver in Broward County, Fla., kicked her son off after he started seizing.
The driver is no longer driving any school routes, according to a statement sent to Fox News by Broward County Schools, after reportedly taking a few days off work following Shepard's medical emergency.
A phone call by the Daily News to Broward County Public Schools was not immediately returned Thursday.

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