ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned an Orange County bus driver accused of kicking a 5-year-old girl off the bus after she became sick has resigned from his position.
Daniel Rivera claims the girl became sick on the bus and wanted to get off before they arrived at Cheney Elementary School, but the child's mother said her daughter was kicked off the bus and left on the side of the road.
Rivera resigned from his position Friday.
Kindergartner Lena Guzzo-Aguilar said she had been looking forward to riding the bus for the first time this year.
"I was really excited," Lena said.
But after what happened Monday morning she said she's not going back on board a bus any time soon.
"I didn't feel so good. My stomach hurted real bad," Lena said.
Lena had just been picked up at her bus stop when she vomited before getting to her seat.
According to Erika Herrera, Lena's mother, that's when the Rivera made Lena get off the bus and he drove away.
A neighbor noticed what happened and walked Lena home.
"What happens if she wasn't a nice lady and if no parent was there and she got scared?" said Herrera. "He just saw some lady, didn't ask questions or show concern."
A school district representative said
Rivera was interviewed about the incident. He told them that Lena wanted off the bus, so he let her out.
An Orange County School District representative said Rivera had been employed since August and was still in his probation period.
Lena and her sister said they won't go back on the bus, no matter who's driving it.