NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A bus matron has been arrested after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old girl on a school bus for four hours.

The child was picked up Wednesday morning from a home on Northern Boulevard in Queens. She was supposed to be dropped off at PS21, but fell asleep on the bus. 

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Police said 38-year-old Venecia Bisano failed to check the vehicle. She’s been charged with reckless endangerment of a child.

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The afternoon driver found the girl at 1:15 p.m.

“If they can not notice that she’s gone like that, that means they can actually take her and I’ll never see her again,” father Francisco Marte said.

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The matron had been on the job for 20 years but has been fired.