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2 mothers accused of attacking school bus driver
September 22, 2015
The women have been charged with assault and interfering with a school bus after allegedly punching a Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools bus driver in the face and upper body. They tried to talk to the driver about a complaint from their children and boarded the bus.
School bus seats slashed at North Carolina district
September 17, 2015
Nearly 400 seats were cut on 17 school buses, causing about $50,000 of damage. Seats on only one of the buses could be temporarily repaired for the morning route, and the other 16 buses were replaced by spares.
School bus driver accused of pushing student down stairs
August 31, 2015
A North Carolina bus driver allegedly grabs an 8-year-old boy and throws him down the bus’ stairs after he asks him to do a head count and the boy says no. The driver is charged with assault on a child under age 12 and is suspended with pay.
Settlement reached in case of man striking girl boarding school bus
August 20, 2015
An $81,000 settlement was approved by a judge in North Carolina in a case involving a motorist who struck a girl as she was crossing the street to board the bus.
Proposed funding cut may create district school bus driver shortage
August 18, 2015
If North Carolina lawmakers cut funds by up to 50% for teacher assistants, many of whom also drive school buses for Johnston County Schools, the district could see a significant driver shortage.
North Carolina approves revised school bus crossing procedure
July 13, 2015
The state’s board of education approved policy revisions requiring bus drivers to use hand signals to help students safely cross the street and for student safety training to be documented.
North Carolina district aims to enhance safety in school bus boarding
June 25, 2015
Bus drivers for Wake County Public School System will begin using a new procedure that puts more time between alerting motorists that the bus is stopping and allowing students to cross the road.
North Carolina school bus driver thwarts potential shooting
June 9, 2015
When Alice Bradley saw a man and woman headed toward her bus and the man allegedly pointed a gun at her, she drove her car toward him and they ran away. The suspects were later arrested after pulling a gun on a deputy and said they would have started shooting teachers and students.
Stop-arm extender aims to block bus passing
April 30, 2015
Guilford County (N.C.) Schools is testing a mechanical arm with an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus — into the next lane of traffic.
HSM treats 75 drivers to breakfast for Love the Bus
February 27, 2015
North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson rides on a school bus and joins drivers for a Love the Bus breakfast sponsored by HSM.
Update: Suspect identified in school bus fires
February 25, 2015
Police say it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
2 school buses burn in suspected arson
February 23, 2015
The buses, parked in a school lot in Newport, North Carolina, were set on fire on Sunday night. Police say that “suspicious items” were found on the buses.
4 students burned on school bus
February 12, 2015
The radiator on the North Carolina bus overheated and spilled hot liquid into the rear compartment where the children were seated. While three were transported to a burn unit for treatment, none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
Loophole in state law protects stop-arm runners
February 3, 2015
The North Carolina legislature has increased penalties for stop-arm runners and has allowed video captured by stop-arm cameras to be used in court. However, a different law makes it difficult to get a conviction without clear identification of the driver.
School bus driver rescues woman from overturned car
January 15, 2015
Larry Cornett was driving on his morning route for Burke County (N.C.) Public Schools when another bus driver notified him of a crash on the route. He pulled the driver out of her car and waited with her on his bus until help arrived.
School bus driver dies in collision with garbage truck
December 11, 2014
Union County (N.C.) Public Schools driver Timothy Jerome McManus was on his way to pick up students when the driver of the dump truck crossed the center line while going around a curve and hit the bus head-on.
Task force backs stop-arm cameras on North Carolina buses
December 3, 2014
The state attorney general wants to equip all public school buses in North Carolina with cameras to catch stop-arm violators, and his goal is gaining support.
School bus crossing light allowed in 5th state
November 21, 2014
Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street, is allowed for use on school buses in North Carolina.
Student helps save bus driver during emergency
November 3, 2014
Terence Reid Jr., an 8-year-old student in North Carolina, notices the driver isn’t able to move, calls on the radio for help and directs EMTs to their location. He is being recognized with an Outstanding Citizen award.
#Brake4Buses safety campaign reaches national audience
October 30, 2014
A media campaign that started in North Carolina is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of stop-arm running.
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