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Bus driver praised for safely evacuating students before engine catches fire
April 9, 2015
Lena Scott, a driver for Aiken County (S.C.) Public Schools, gets all 18 students to deboard after a student tells her he smells and sees smoke. Within minutes of every student exiting, the bus catches fire.
8 Ways to Optimize the Use of School Bus Video Surveillance
April 7, 2015

To make sure you’re getting the best use of the surveillance systems on your buses, consider these eight practices that can help improve student behavior, identify training needs and support your drivers.

Kentucky bus driver, students rescued from flood waters
April 6, 2015
A Grant County Schools bus driver and 16 students were stranded in floodwaters for nearly two hours when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks last week.
Video shows Oklahoma school bus, SUV in head-on collision
April 3, 2015
The SUV sped toward the bus without swerving or braking, causing minor injuries to some students aboard. The driver of the vehicle may have had a seizure, police said.
10 Tips for Stepping Up School Bus Security
April 3, 2015

From thorough pre-trip inspections to building rapport with students, here are 10 practices that can help prevent or respond to security threats.

Chowchilla school bus kidnapper OK’d for parole
April 2, 2015
James Schoenfeld and two others hijacked a school bus in 1976 and then imprisoned the 26 children and their driver. Now, Schoenfeld has been given initial approval to re-enter society.
‘Bouncy’ bus ride injures student, prompts lawsuit
March 31, 2015
Oscoda (Mich.) Area Schools and one of its drivers were taken to court for gross negligence after a driver took, at students’ request, an off-route road with dips that sent them bouncing in the air and injured a student.
Driver called 'hero' for saving students from bus fire
March 30, 2015
The driver was dropping off students at Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Intermediate School when she noticed the engine was on fire, and got all 35 students to exit safely. No students were injured.
Boy in fatal accident may have re-entered path of bus
March 26, 2015
Witnesses said Jonathan A. Chatham re-entered the path of the bus as it began moving forward, according to a school district statement. A relative of the boy has disputed this account.
Girl helps classmates escape crashed bus
March 24, 2015
A Pennsylvania student got her classmates to safely exit the bus after it drove off the road and slammed into a home. No students were seriously injured, but the bus driver was taken to the hospital.
Boy fatally struck by school bus
March 24, 2015
A 10-year-old Kentucky student cleared the bus after being dropped off at his stop but somehow went into the ditch line, officials said.
Minnesota students design school bus safety computer game
March 23, 2015
Four seventh and eighth graders teamed up to create Bus Whiz to teach young students about school bus safety in a fun way.
Study: 1,500 stop-arm camera tickets issued in D.C. area
March 19, 2015
The finding is from a AAA Mid-Atlantic review of five jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C., area that have deployed school bus stop-arm cameras since 2013.
Bus driver, student honored for thwarting allergy attack
March 19, 2015
An Agawam (Mass.) High School bus driver and student were named “Hometown Heroes” by the Western Massachusetts Red Cross. They helped a student who was having an allergy attack, injecting her with an EpiPen and calling for an ambulance.
Boy in intensive care after being hit by school bus
March 19, 2015
Connor Wright, 7, was struck in an unmarked crosswalk while walking to school with his older brother in Nampa, Idaho. He suffered a fractured skull, several broken bones and is in a coma.
Vermont school bus driver honored for safety initiative
March 17, 2015
Hunter Eddy bought wristbands for the students on his route so they would be more visible to motorists. The state’s Department of Public Safety recognized him for the initiative, and the DMV is distributing wristbands to schools.
2 windows shot on school bus
March 13, 2015
A school bus was damaged by suspected BB gunfire near a Seattle elementary school on Thursday, police say. No one was injured.
Adults allegedly board school bus, refuse to leave
March 12, 2015
Two adults may be arrested after allegedly entering a Belding (Mich.) Area Schools bus, creating a disturbance and refusing to leave as requested by the driver.
Christopher Hart confirmed as NTSB chairman
March 12, 2015
With the Senate confirmation, Hart officially takes the helm of the National Transportation Safety Board after serving as acting chair since Deborah Hersman’s departure.
NASDPTS kicks off national stop-arm violation count
March 11, 2015
School bus operators across the country are again being called on to tally the number of vehicles that illegally pass their buses in one day.

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