How could this happen in 2022?

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An Alabama elementary school field trip to a zoo in Nashville led to a student being left, alone, at the Nashville Zoo.

OK, full disclosure, this writer grew up in Nashville and was left behind during a field trip to Hickory Hollow Mall in 1982.

It was all my fault. I snuck away to the ice cream store and thank God a chaperone was able to save the day and get me back to school.

Maybe it's something about Nashville.

I don't mean to be sarcastic, but isn't someone in charge of counting the students when they get off and back ON the bus?

Here's some more information from a TV station in Nashville.

Well. in this case I guess not.

According to the school Superintendent, Beth Patton, "We are so glad the student is safe...As you can imagine, we are all devastated this occurred."

More on that in a minute, but this is an elementary student. How scary it must have been to realize you were left behind in a different state!

I guess it's not as crazy as the amount of stories of kids being left on a school bus for hours.

I can understand the possibility of a field trip incident but how do you forget kids on the school bus?

Just look at what happened with this youngster earlier this year.

What's next? I don't even want to answer that.

It should not be this hard to count school children every day in Alabama or America.

Can we agree on that?

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