MAIZE, Kan. (KSNW) – A special needs child was left on a school bus in Maize Thursday, and among other things, the investigation is focusing on how long the child was on the bus.

What we do know is that the child is OK, and one school district is apologizing for the mixup.

It turns out the Goddard School District was responsible for taking the child to special education summer classes at a Maize school.

The child, who is an elementary-school-aged child, was found on a Goddard school bus a couple of hours after the student should have been dropped off at school. The student was supposed to have been taken to Vermillion Elementary School in Maize around 8 a.m. to attend a summer program with the Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Cooperative.

KSN has learned it was the Goddard School District’s responsibility for taking the child to school.  However, the child was found later that morning by a Goddard bus barn employee.

The student is safe and did not need medical attention.  It’s unclear at this time what school district the child is a part of.

But, Cane Baxa with Goddard Public Schools says he’s deeply sorry for the incident.

“We work with our drivers every year,” said Baxa. “There are safety trainings every month that are reviewing policy and practices to ensure that events like this don’t happy. However, today, unfortunately the driver failed to follow the process we have in place.”