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Boy to be charged for waving chocolate gun on school bus
April 20, 2000
A 16-year-old boy who waved a chocolate gun aboard a school bus in Rimersburg, Pa., is expected to be charged with disorderly conduct.
Grand jury to probe Santa Fe bus crash
April 14, 2000
According to the Albuquerque Journal, a Santa Fe (N.M.) county grand jury will be impaneled to consider criminal charges in the March 1999 charter bus accident.
Report: Bus driver ignored train’s whistle, traffic signs
April 7, 2000
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released a report on the investigation of the March 28 school bus-train collision on the Tennessee-Georgia border.
School bus driver killed in crash on interstate highway
April 6, 2000
A school bus driver for Wichita (Kan.) Public Schools was killed Wednesday, April 5, when her bus rammed the back of a plumbing truck.
NTSB: School bus did not stop at rail crossing
April 3, 2000
Federal investigators say preliminary evidence indicates that the school bus that was rammed by a CSX freight train in Tennga, Ga., did not stop before entering the rail crossing.
Third child dies in school bus-train accident
March 30, 2000
A third child has died in the school bus-train accident that occurred early Tuesday, March 28, near Tennga, Ga.
2 children killed in bus-train collision in Georgia
March 28, 2000
Two children were killed and five others seriously injured after a 33-car freight train rammed into a school bus at an unmarked crossing.
Second school bus fatality in Detroit area
March 27, 2000
A 10-year-old girl who was involved in a snag-and-drag incident on Thursday, March 23, died one day later in a Detroit hospital.
Alleged kidnapper held on $1 million bond
March 21, 2000
On Monday, March 20, James P. Johnson was being held on $1 million bond for allegedly abducting 10-year-old Jessica Rodriguez.
No charges in fatal school bus crash in Wyoming
March 17, 2000
No criminal charges will be filed against the driver of a snowplow that slammed into a school bus, killing two passengers.
Book bag prevents boy from being crushed by bus
March 14, 2000
A book bag apparently prevented a 12-year-old Massachusetts boy from being crushed by a school bus on Friday, March 10.
Florida girl returns to family after abduction
March 10, 2000
The 10-year-old Florida girl who was kidnapped after getting off her school bus Monday, March 6, is back with her family.
Girl kidnapped after getting off school bus
March 8, 2000
Federal investigators have joined in the search for a 10-year-old Florida girl who was snatched from her driveway.
Girl charged with stabbing boy on school bus
March 1, 2000
A 16-year-old girl was charged with aggravated battery for stabbing a 16-year-old boy aboard a Miami school bus.
Keeping Tabs on Sex Offenders Makes Busing Safer
March 1, 2000

Consulting the law enforcement list of registered sex offenders can help you avoid dangerous routing oversights.

How to Put the Brakes on Stop-Arm Runners
March 1, 2000

New tactics for reducing 'fly-bys,' including video surveillance, flashing headlights and multiple stop arms.

Don’t Let Bullies Rule Your School Bus
February 1, 2000

Bullying can have severe consequences - driver distraction, accidents and even death. Bus drivers need to understand how rules and respect can help them minimize this behavior.

Should School Buses Have Rear Underride Guards?
February 1, 2000

Transportation managers should inventory their fleets and assess their risks. And drivers should be trained how to respond to an underride crash.

Evaluating the Safety of Lap Belts on Small School Buses
September 1, 1999

By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?

New Focus on Safety in the Next Millennium?
August 1, 1999

How the school bus industry should look at 'man and machine' for incremental safety improvements.

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