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School Bus Safety

Bus Don't Move: Bust a Move Parody

Deva Dalporto | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Deva Dalporto

More than 100 children are killed every year walking to school. Another 25,000 are injured. And half of the 31 pedestrians killed while boarding a bus are children between the ages of 5 and 7. Yes.

Put 'Safety' on Your Back-to-School List

Deborah Hersman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Deborah Hersman

Starting a new school year is a fun and exciting time for children and parents alike. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your child has their best - and safest - year yet.

6th Grader Calls 911 Overdose From Bus

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 11.01.2013 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

Sixth grader Drew Carlson saved a life. He called 911 for an overdose while on the school bus to Woodland Middle School in Illinois. He was upset that the student he was sitting with mentioned that he had just taken lots of pills and hoped that he would die in peace before they got to school.

These School Buses Now Sound Like Disney World

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

In one South Carolina school district, officials are hoping that soothing music will drastically change the mood on school buses. Over the past fe...

High School Student Accused In School Bus Beating Of Young Girl

Posted 10.31.2012 | Education

Felicity McCoy, an 8-year-old in Frankfort, Ohio, had to take a day off school last week after an alleged beating that left her traumatized. Adena ...

Video Shows School Bus Aide Slamming 7-Year-Old Into Window

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

Police in Galesburg, Mich. have launched an investigation after a video surfaced on YouTube and Facebook depicting a bus assistant slamming a 7-year-o...

School Buses Have A Dirty Secret

| Posted 11.19.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Kendall Taggart Tens of thousands of California schoolchildren ride aging school buses...

Bullies Pull Dangerous Prank On Girl While Waiting For School Bus

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

A Florida school district is looking into an incident in which 13-year-old Melanie Conn was bound in plastic wrap by two of her peers while waiting fo...

School Bus Driver Drops 4-Year-Old At Homeless Shelter

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

LadyOurlove McInnis, a Minneapolis 4-year-old, was dropped off at a homeless shelter -- miles from her home -- after her first day of school Wednesday...

Violent Bus Beating Video Surfaces On Facebook

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

A student from Franklin Township Middle School East in Indiana has been arrested after a cell phone video of a vicious school bus fight was posted to ...

Bullied Bus Monitor Welcomes Man Behind The Donations Into Her Home

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

Karen Klein, the bullied bus monitor whose ordeal sparked an outpouring of public support and ignited a nationwide conversation about bullying, finall...

7-Year-Old Kicked Off School Bus, Forced To Wander Alone

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

Amber Hobdy, a mother from Eagle Mountain, Utah, is outraged after her 7-year-daughter Kya was allegedly kicked off a school bus in an unfamiliar neig...

Put the Brakes on School Bus Tragedies

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Across the nation, drivers illegally pass stopped school buses 13 million times each year; in Iowa, 138,600 times every year. If we cut that number, we'll reduce the number of children killed and injured by reckless drivers.

School Bus Accidents in the News: Are Your Children Safe?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Parents have a right to expect that when they put their children on the school bus in the morning, they will get to and from school safely.

7-Year-Old Accidentally Fires Gun On Loaded Bus

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

An unidentified 7-year-old from Mesa, Ariz., has been detained after a handgun he brought discharged on a loaded school bus, authorities say, accordin...

Bus Drive Allegedly Uses School Bus As Weapon

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

Theresa P. Douglas, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with many counts of assault in Maryland after she drove a school bus into a trailer in the ...

Stop! In the Name of the Camera: Reducing School Bus Stop-Arm Violations

John B. Townsend II | Posted 02.12.2012 | DC
John B. Townsend II

Each day bus drivers encounter scores of speeding and distracted motorists who ignore the flashing yellow lights and illegally zoom right past the stopped buses after the driver extended the stop sign.

WATCH: Elderly School Bus Attendant Beat And Bit Student

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

A surveillance video from a Florida school bus has surfaced that shows an elderly bus attendant beating and biting a student she says bullied her. ...

WATCH: Connecticut School Bus Driver Caught Texting Behind The Wheel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

A Connecticut school bus driver is now facing serious charges after police received video footage of her sending and receiving text messages while dri...

Obama's Budget Axes Clean Diesel School Buses Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

This week, Obama unveiled his budget proposal, which carries with it drastic cuts for almost all sectors of American life. NPR reports 100 percent of...

School Bus Cameras Send Tickets To Reckless Drivers In School Zones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ever felt the urge to pass that school bus in your way? You may want to think twice. New cameras being installed on school buses are meant to catch p...

Why Don't School Buses Have Seat Belts? | Alex Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ashley Brown, 16, and Alicia Bonura, 18, both of Beaumont, Texas, died March 29, 2006. They were on a bus carrying their West Brook High School soccer...

2,000 Recalled School Buses Still Transporting Kids

Chicago Tribune | Ellen Gabler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As many as 2,000 school buses with potentially serious safety problems are still transporting students even though a bus manufacturer and government s...