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Bees swarm school bus, trap students inside
February 19, 2015
About 20 students in Arizona were confined to their bus by bees that had gathered outside near the door. Firefighters sprayed a foam solution to get rid of the bees.
Atlanta school buses to be equipped with stop-arm cameras
February 18, 2015
The stop-arm cameras will be placed on Atlanta Public Schools buses to help city police confirm video of offenses and issue citations.
Family of girl fatally struck after exiting bus seeks $30M
February 18, 2015
The parents of Makayla Marie Strahle, an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a truck passing her school bus in Wyoming in 2011, file a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district.
School bus crossing light allowed in 4 more states
February 14, 2015
The Gardian Angel safety lighting system is now allowed for use on school buses in Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas and Alaska.
Driver arrested after striking school bus, fleeing
February 9, 2015
A Colorado man faces numerous charges after a wild ride that included crashing into a school bus, fleeing on foot and entering another driver’s car, authorities say.
Stop requirement dropped for buses at Tacoma rail crossing
February 4, 2015
Tacoma (Wash.) Public Schools officials say that vehicle crashes have occurred when buses were required to stop at the crossing, which trains use infrequently and at low speeds.
District to step up security after school buses vandalized again
February 4, 2015
The DeKalb County (Ga.) School District buses have an estimated tens of thousands of dollars of damage, and cannot be driven until they are repaired. The district plans to reallocate $125,000 to enhance security at the lot where the buses were damaged.
School bus driver killed, 13 students injured in Alberta crash
February 3, 2015
The bus, with 14 students on board, collided with a semi-truck on Monday. “The unthinkable happened this morning,” the school district superintendent says.
School bus driver saves home from fire
February 2, 2015
Tammy Ritter, a driver in Baldwin City, Kansas, discovered that a doghouse on the porch of a house had caught fire. She threw it onto the front lawn, stomped out most of the flames, and called the fire department, preventing the fire from spreading to the house.
American Traffic Solutions, REI partner to combat stop-arm running
January 29, 2015
Districts can now choose to add REI stop-arm cameras as part of their enforcement solution.
Photo shows students riding on school bus steps
January 27, 2015
A former Arkansas county deputy said he initially took the picture to show how fast the bus was driving. He later enlarged it and spotted the children sitting on the steps.
Girl dragged by school bus, injured
January 23, 2015
The student in upstate New York got hung up on the bus door by her book bag, police say, and she was believed to have been dragged nearly half a mile.
Florida county to pilot new student tracking system
January 21, 2015
The School District of Osceola County plans to test a program that will track students with an ID card or bracelet to ensure they safely board and deboard their school buses.
Bus driver honored for response to accident
January 20, 2015
Ronda Shultz quickly drove students away from a car-pedestrian accident at a bus stop on her route, got them counseling, and offered help to the parents of the girl hit by the car. She was named “Bus Driver of the Month” by the Danville (Pa.) Area School District’s superintendent.
Investigation continues into fatal school bus-train collision
January 15, 2015
There is no conclusion yet on whether the bus driver in the Larimore, North Dakota, crash suffered a medical event, officials say. The parents of two of the children aboard the bus say the driver “slumped over” in his chair. Meanwhile, the community makes efforts to support the families of those impacted by the crash.
School bus driver charged in crash didn’t disclose medical info
January 15, 2015
Gerald Rupple was driving a bus last year for the Orange (Calif.) Unified School District when he passed out and crashed, injuring 11 students. He is accused of failing to disclose his medical problems when he was hired, and he faces several charges.
Bus driver’s book teaches safety to young riders
January 14, 2015
Lorraine Fletcher has been driving a school bus for seven years, and she drew on her experience as she penned Go Where the Bus Goes.
School bus with boy behind wheel hits building
January 14, 2015
Tiffanie Brown of Merrimack, New Hampshire, allegedly directed her 5-year-old son through checks of the reverse and brake lights, and he shifted the bus into reverse, causing it to drive backwards and into a building. She is charged with child endangerment and reckless conduct.
Man dies after school bus rolls on top of him
January 12, 2015
The Hazlet, Saskatchewan, man was repairing the bus. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are conducting a mechanical inspection of the bus.
Kindergartner left alone on bus found wandering street
January 9, 2015
A 6-year-old girl in Jerome, Idaho, who fell asleep and was left alone on her school bus for about two hours, left the bus and walked for about half a mile before a firefighter found her. The girl did not appear to be injured.

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