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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.
Bus aide who kissed student did not commit crime, police say
December 9, 2010
Police conclude an investigation of alleged inappropriate behavior by aide Bobby Shrout, who was accused of kissing a student on the cheek. After conducting interviews and reviewing bus surveillance footage, authorities determine that Shrout did not commit a criminal offense.
Authorities crack down on pupil transport vans
November 11, 2010
Nearly 150 vans and station wagons carrying infants and toddlers to Boston day care centers and preschools are stopped during an early-morning investigation. Police find a variety of violations, including bald tires and overloading of passengers.
Indiana state troopers catch illegal bus passers
October 11, 2010
Authorities rode on three of Vigo County School Corp.’s school buses in late September and wrote three traffic citations for motorists who violated the state’s school bus stop arm law. The enforcement action stemmed from complaints made by the school system’s bus drivers about alleged illegal passing.
Cop accused of stop-arm running won’t be charged
May 20, 2010
A school bus driver and another witness say they saw the police car — without its lights or siren on — drive by the bus while it was unloading a student. But the district attorney says an investigation found “reasonable doubt” that a violation had occurred.
How to Beef Up Bus Lot Security
April 9, 2010

After finding that many school bus yards are lacking preventive measures, a security expert details ways to deter would-be vandals and terrorists, from barbed-wired fencing to automated lighting to surveillance systems.

Emergency response expert offers school bus in-service
March 18, 2010
In the two-hour presentation, attendees learn what can be done prior to an emergency, what to expect from emergency responders, and what they can do to help emergency responders and start preparing for the "never-happen-to-us" emergency.
DATTCO donates school bus for emergency drill
October 30, 2009
The full-scale exercise simulating an accident involving a school bus tested regional emergency response with personnel from seven area towns participating.
New York program catches multiple illegal passes
October 23, 2009
State association reports that three school buses equipped with cameras recorded 46 occurrences of illegal passing in three school districts over a span of 40 school days....
Approaches to Protect Students in Loading Zones
October 21, 2009

Recent student fatalities highlight the importance of maximizing safety in and around this area at schools. Pupil transportation industry professionals offer many effective ways to do so, from separating groups of traffic to implementing detailed policies for bus drivers to providing training for students. Communicating with school staff and parents is essential.

Police department bolsters safety near schools with “safe zones”
September 2, 2009
Officers at the Odessa Police Department are periodically designating “safe zones” throughout the city in an effort to maximize safety among motorists and the public.
‘Suspicious’ bus incident was false alarm
June 17, 2009
OTTAWA — An incident with a school bus that raised suspicions and triggered a police investigation turned out to be a misunderstanding.

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Kansas district, Durham partner with police to stop illegal passing
February 18, 2009
MERRIAM, Kan. — Police officers from departments across the Shawnee Mission School District geographic area began riding on school buses earlier this...
Glass company owner indicted in school bus windshield scam
January 28, 2009
Troy Jason Vollberg has been indicted in connection with an elaborate scheme in which school bus windshields at Scottsdale Unified School District were destroyed and Vollberg’s company profited by replacing them.
Boy found after bus stop abduction
January 21, 2009
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A 7-year-old abducted from a school bus stop here was located by detectives about 250 miles away in Las Vegas.
New Jersey district partners with police to monitor buses
January 5, 2009
Gloucester Township Police Department Chief Edward Smith and Gloucester Public School District Superintendent Thomas Seddon announced the installation of a GPS system on school buses in a partnership between the two departments.

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