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Family Enrichment Network's license suspended

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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- The Family Enrichment Network's license was suspended Monday following an incident related to a student being left on the bus. 

The organization is located at 24 Cherry Street in Johnson City.

According to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, seven violations were reported Monday, with the majority of them stemming from a child being left unattended on the bus.  

12 News caught up with the stepfather of the student who was left on the bus. He says he waited around for nearly an hour before learning where the child was. They located him on the bus back at Family Enrichment Network.

"I was losing it," said Robert Gray. "I didn't know what was going on. Because it is different, you know with the different days. Different drivers and everything else. Whether he got dropped off at the wrong place."

Officials say no children were harmed during the incident. According to the office of Children and Family Services, 248 children attend the facility. This location has had seven other violations this year that include the facility not being clean and not having proper supervision for students.

The Family Enrichment Network released the statement below.

The Office of Children and Family Services released this statement to 12 News:

"The safety and well-being of children is OCFS’s top priority. In this case, the agency took immediate and serious steps: revoking and suspending the program’s license. OCFS  is now working closely with the program to bring it into compliance with state regulations so that it may resume serving its clients as soon as possible."

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