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Bus driver pleads guilty after bus hits student
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The school bus driver charged after an April incident where his bus drifted and hit a child has plead guilty.

In April of 2014 Arturo Roberto Harris of Clinton, Maryland left a school bus unattended with four students on board, police said. The bus then drifted across a busy street and struck an 8-year-old boy at a bus stop before landing in a ditch.

Harris plead guilty to one count of leaving an unattended child, three counts of reckless endangerment and one count of failing to curb the wheels of an unattended vehicle, the Prince George's County State's Attorney said.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement that : "We are pleased that Mr. Harris has admitted guilt in this matter in which he exercised poor judgment."

Prosecutors are requesting Harris be sentenced to 15 years, suspend all but 30 days which can be served on weekend, and three years of supervised probation, the Office of the State's Attorney said.

Harris is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

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