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School Bus Safety

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

Deborah Hersman | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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.

More Kids Getting To School With New Kind Of Bus

AP | JENNIFER McDERMOTT | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game....

This School District Had The Wrong Student For An Entire Day

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at an upstate New York school district say a kindergartner spent a day at the wrong school after getting on the w...

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 Bus Plunges From Texas Overpass, 4 Hurt

AP | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

SAN ANTONIO -- A school bus plunged about 15 feet from a Texas expressway overpass to the doorstep of a hotel below, miraculously causing only non-lif...

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...

Bullied Bus Monitor Receives Her $700,000 Check

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

TORONTO -- A New York bus monitor who was relentlessly bullied by four middle school students has received more than $700,000 raised by a Canadian man...

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 School Bus Monitor 'Fine' With Bully Punishment

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- The upstate New York school bus monitor who was bullied by four seventh-graders says she's satisfied that they're being suspended for a ye...

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.

Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Gets 2 DUIs Within 17 Hours

AP | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- A western Pennsylvania man fired after he was charged with driving three busloads of students under the influence of alcohol has be...

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.

1 Dead, 15 Injured After School Bus Collides With Tractor-Trailer

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

ROCKWOOD, Pa. — A tractor-trailer collided with a school bus carrying about two dozen students and adults Wednesday in western Pennsylvania, kil...

3 Still In Critical Condition After Fatal New Jersey School Bus Crash

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

CHESTERFIELD, N.J. — The National Transportation Safety Board is examining how seat belt use factored into the New Jersey school bus crash that ...

Tractor-Trailer Crash Ejected Student Out School Bus, Sent 32 To Hospital

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education

TEMPLE, Texas — A tractor-trailer clipped a school bus full of students Tuesday, flipping the bus onto its side and sending 32 people – 29...

10-Year-Old Boys Charged With Sexual Assault On School Bus, Could Get 40 Years

AP | By JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

HOUSTON -- Houston police say two 10-year-old boys have been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy on a school bus. The boys were arrest...

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 ...