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Man arrested for entering high school with loaded gun
November 23, 2010
Dominique Williams, a former student, arrived at the Indiana school last Friday on one of the district’s buses. An investigation is underway on why Williams went to the school with a gun.
Student arrested after bringing box cutter on school bus
November 18, 2010
The student told authorities that she was planning to confront a 12-year-old girl with the box cutter. She has been charged with possession of a weapon in a school zone and making terroristic threats.
District approves fingerprint scan pilot program for buses
November 17, 2010
Desert Sands Unified School District in La Quinta, Calif., will install the fingerprint scanning system for students on six school buses. The system will provide real-time information as to which students are riding the buses, and to what locations.
Driver evades gang members following bus after on-board fight
October 7, 2010
After a student involved in a fight on the bus jumped from the rear emergency door and got in a car with two other men to follow the bus, Harnett County school bus driver Sha-Wana Cameron was able to evade the car and contact police.
Police investigating suspicious object placed underneath school bus
September 30, 2010
The Gwinnett County (Ga.) Police Department received a call from a passerby reporting that she observed a female exit her vehicle and place an object underneath a school bus as it was stopped for traffic at an intersection. Police, FBI and fire officials are investigating the incident.
Always on the lookout
April 9, 2010

Although the bombing failed, it brings back to the spotlight the fact that terrorists are seeking to carry out attacks on U.S. soil.

3 Steps to Weapons Incident Prevention
April 9, 2010

Keeping weapons off of a school bus or defusing the situation if they are brought on board requires ensuring that drivers are in tune with the students they transport, offering a comprehensive training program, and establishing specific policies and procedures for drivers to follow.

Contractor Roundtable: The Current Business Climate
March 12, 2010

School bus contractors offer insights on the advantages of contracting in the current economic climate as well as the impact of state and national regulatory issues.

Intelligence expert tabbed as TSA chief
March 9, 2010
Robert Harding, a former Army intelligence official, will head the Transportation Security Administration if confirmed by the Senate. In other news, the agency’s long-awaited school bus security assessment has reportedly been sent to Congress.
NAPT Summit Urges Engagement
January 15, 2010

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members heard a major theme emerge during the general sessions and seminars at the 2009 Summit: namely, that transportation is a key part of the education system, and the industry must take on and promote that role in order to achieve larger safety and educational goals.

New school bus security program launches
June 1, 2009
A new program has been developed to train school bus personnel on identifying and reporting potentially criminal or terrorist activities.
TSA urges pupil transporters to participate in security exercise
May 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has requested the participation of pupil transportation officials in the School T...
School Bus Watch becomes 'Eyes on the Road'
October 2, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has revealed changes to its security training program for the school bus industry.
House resolution includes school transportation among security measures
June 26, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 18, the House of Representatives passed a resolution (1150) urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) t...
School transportation addressed in security resolution
May 20, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A security resolution under consideration in the House of Representatives was amended yesterday with language that targets school ...
Enhancing Security with Video Surveillance
April 1, 2008

Manufacturers of video surveillance systems are rapidly evolving their products in order to keep up with the pace of digital and wireless technolo...

STSA Website relocates
March 25, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Website for the Transportation Security Administration’s School Transportation Security Awareness (STSA) program has moved...
NSTA discusses legislation, security efforts at Midwinter Meeting
March 1, 2008

CANCUN, Mexico — The National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) 2008 Midwinter Meeting was a fantastic success.

More than 100 delegates ...

Congressmen urge action on school bus security measure
March 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of a congressional security committee expressed concern to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about its lack of prog...

New York school district installs identification numbers on bus roofs
February 1, 2008

PERU, N.Y. — Peru Central School District recently painted identifying information on the roofs of all its school buses in an effort to make it easier...

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