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District to roll out student swipe card system on school buses
July 28, 2015
When boarding the bus, Kearney (Neb.) Public Schools students will tap an ID card on a card reader, and the bus driver will be able to see the student’s photo and assigned stop on a tablet.
Girl escapes possible abduction at school bus stop
July 15, 2015
While the girl waited for her bus, a man allegedly tried to force her to come with him, but the girl broke free and ran home. Police are searching for the suspect.
School bus safety a key theme in Oregon conference
June 23, 2015
Emergency response, vehicle dynamics and crash prevention were among the topics covered during the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association’s annual gathering.
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.
School bus duo protects girl from ‘stranger danger’
May 29, 2015
When Gwendolyn Brinson and Kathy Ritter saw that a girl who usually walks home by herself was talking to a man in a truck, they took actions that helped lead to the man’s arrest on a lewd behavior charge.
3 teens charged with stealing school bus
May 15, 2015
According to Nashville police, the middle school students drove the bus for almost an hour and struck a utility pole, damaging the front door.
2 accused of threatening school bus drivers, students
May 12, 2015
The South Carolina men allegedly interfered with school bus operations in separate incidents. One threatened to harm those on the bus if they hurt his child, and the other chased a bus and beat on the windows.
Tires deflated on 24 buses in apparent senior ‘prank’
May 11, 2015
Four high schoolers in Ohio allegedly removed the tire valve stems on a school district’s entire bus fleet. Written on the asphalt: “You have been pranked by seniors 2015.”
School bus driver charged with not reporting guns on bus
May 7, 2015
Kentucky police say that two brothers brought two handguns — one loaded — onto their bus and showed other students. The boys, their parents and the bus driver face charges.
The Case for Audio Monitoring on School Buses
April 24, 2015

Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.

Man accused of attacking school bus that woke him
April 13, 2015
A Connecticut man who said that his sleep was disturbed by a school bus allegedly tried to force open the doors of the bus and threw objects at it.
Maryland woman charged with school bus theft pleads guilty
April 9, 2015
Nicole Jo-Ann Adams pleads guilty to second degree burglary and theft and is sentenced to 10 years on each count. In October, Adams, along with a second suspect, stole a special-needs school bus from a lot and crashed it.
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.
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.
The case for audio monitoring on school buses
March 10, 2015
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.
NYAPT makes school transportation requests for state budget
February 10, 2015
The New York association calls for full funding for transportation aid, an increase for school bus driver training, and funding for security equipment, among other recommendations.
Shooter response training draws captive audience
November 10, 2014
A live-action event at the NAPT Summit brings in a SWAT team to demonstrate a response to an active shooter on a school bus.
District partners with police for school bus assault training
November 4, 2014
The Harris County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office performed the training last month using Humble Independent School District buses. District transportation employees and police participated in a simulated hostage takeover with students on board a school bus.
Boy on way to bus stop escapes abduction attempt
November 3, 2014
The 8-year-old tells police that a man got out of his car and pointed a gun at him, while a woman told him to get in the car.
5 myths about student tracking, dispelled
October 13, 2014
School districts are finding that student GPS tracking has many benefits, but it has also become controversial. Here are five myths about student tracking and the reasons they are inaccurate.
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