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Group home fined, admissions suspended after girl’s death on school bus

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The state has fined the group home that cared for a little girl who died on a school bus last month.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Cape Fear Respite Home, where eight-year-old Jamiah Batts lived, was fined $10,000. It’s a type-A penalty, and the most severe that can be given. The group home is also not allowed to accept any more admissions until state investigators are satisfied they have fixed the deficiencies.

We are waiting to hear back from Cape Fear Respite Home’s for comment.

Batts, who had cerebral palsy, died February 29 after arriving by school bus at Rachel Freeman Elementary.

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