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Cops help Okla. district deter stop-arm running
August 10, 2012
Tecumseh Transportation Director Teddy Kidney tells SBF that working with the local police department to crack down on illegal school bus passing has significantly raised awareness in the community. The police chief didn't need to be convinced of the problem — he's also one of the district's bus drivers.
School bus driver charged with insurance fraud
July 5, 2012
According to prosecutors, 53-year-old Luanne Stewart-Mastroianni forged her doctor's signature and continued to receive disability benefits after being cleared to return to work.
1 of Chowchilla kidnappers to be released
June 19, 2012
Prison officials say that Richard Schoenfeld, who was among the three convicted in the infamous 1976 school bus kidnapping in California, will get out on parole this month.
Bus stop near-miss makes for powerful lesson
June 18, 2012
Footage of an illegal passer nearly striking a West Virginia boy leaving his school bus is being used for public education and driver training. And the state has a variety of other initiatives that are helping to crack down on stop-arm running.
New partnership takes aim at stop-arm running
June 14, 2012
Under the agreement, American Traffic Solutions’ automated School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement Solution CrossingGuard will be powered by AngelTrax’s IntelliGuard Stop Arm Enforcement Camera System. AngelTrax President Richie Howard says that the companies’ system “will help raise awareness in our communities of illegal school bus stop arm running and potentially save children’s lives.”
Former transportation director gets prison time
June 11, 2012
Authorities say that John Wansacz Jr. admitted to using his official position to steer school district transportation contracts to a company in which he had a financial interest — and from which he received payments of more than $70,000.
App aims to streamline bus inspections
April 10, 2012
Indiana troopers have been using paper forms with a checklist during school bus inspections, then manually entering the info into a database — which officials said is cumbersome. A university computer class came up with an idea for an online application that digitizes the process with the use of tablet devices.
Carroll retires, new Minn. state director named
March 20, 2012
Lt. Brian Reu is appointed the director of the state Office of Pupil Transportation Safety after Lt. Ed Carroll's retirement. Reu discusses his new role with SBF.
Stolen buses in Mo. haven't been found
January 25, 2012
At least eight school buses have disappeared from five locations in St. Louis County and Jefferson County in the past year. Police have notified the FBI.
Stop-arm running on the rise, police in Wis. say
January 11, 2012
In Sturgeon Bay, officers have been dispatched to an increased number of illegal school bus passing incidents in the past few weeks. The police department takes the opportunity to urge motorists to do their part in keeping bus riders safe.
Ottawa cops crack down on school bus passing
October 18, 2011
Police charge 13 drivers who fail to stop for school buses in a month-long traffic safety initiative, which also targets tailgating.
Police conducting thousands of surprise bus inspections
September 27, 2011
The two-week strike force targets motorcoaches, tour buses, school buses and other passenger vehicles across the country. It is launched on the same day as the federal government’s Motorcoach Safety Summit.
Police find explosives at N.M. school bus stop
August 22, 2011
An abandoned backpack is filled with Molotov cocktails at the stop, which is located less than half a mile from a middle school. Investigators are looking at security tapes from cameras on school buses to see if they can spot any students with the backpack.
Police captain found guilty of illegal bus passing
April 26, 2011
Bruce Thomas Gentry receives a 45-day suspended sentence for passing a stopped school bus in his police cruiser. The mother of a boy who was crossing the street to board the bus and witnessed the incident says she had to yell her son's name to prevent him from stepping out in front of Gentry's car.
Tree, power lines fall on school bus
April 21, 2011
Fire rescue personnel evacuate the 20 children and the bus driver through the emergency exit into a truck. No one is injured.
Loophole closed in bus passing law
March 29, 2011
After a missing "at" in Virginia's law on school bus stop-arm running allowed a motorist to avoid conviction, legislation was introduced to clarify the wording. It was signed by the governor last week and went into effect immediately.
Police to participate in Operation Safe Stop Day
March 23, 2011
Next Wednesday, officers around New York State will ride in school buses and in marked and unmarked patrol units on selected bus routes that have a history of illegal bus passing complaints and issue tickets to violators. Final figures will be made available to state and local officials, as well as the media.
Rally held in support of school bus kidnappers' release
February 24, 2011
Thirty-five years ago, James and Richard Schoenfeld and Fred Woods kidnapped 26 children and a driver from a school bus, intending to hold them for $5 million ransom. Supporters of the trio who attend the rally say that they are not a danger to society, but some of the victims say they should not be paroled.
Student arrested for school bus bomb threat
January 26, 2011
The eighth-grader tells the other students on his school bus that he has a bomb, and firefighters and police are called in and evacuate the students. Authorities confirm that the threat was false, and the student is taken into custody.
Abducted student found, police still seeking kidnapper
December 14, 2010
A 9-year-old Texas student who was abducted last week while walking to a school bus stop was later found and transported to a hospital for evaluation. In the wake of a police investigation to find her kidnapper, school district officials urge students to walk in groups or with parents to and from bus stops.

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