Driver pleads guilty in case of boy left on school bus

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email
Posted by Phil Riggan – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  The driver accused of leaving a four-year-old alone on a Richmond city school bus appeared in court this morning.

Alvin Matthews pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of minor. He will serve no jail time, as he was sentenced to nine months, with nine months suspended. A felony child neglect charge was dropped.

Matthews, 43, and Irene Jenkins, 60, are both were charged with one count of felony child neglect in July.

Matthews was driving the bus that was taking four year old Nyheim Butler to summer school. Jenkins was riding along as a monitor because the bus was for children with special needs. Matthews had only been driving with the school district for a few months.

Jenkins has been with the district for 30 years. She will be in court January 21.

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