Special Needs Transportation

Special-needs student dragged by bus

Posted on January 30, 2015

WINCHESTER, Ky. — According to a sheriff’s report, a 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was dragged about 15 feet by a school bus in mid-January, and the driver was distracted during the incident, WKYT reports.

Fire officials said the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, outside the boy’s daycare center, according to the news outlet. Lisa Clem, the director of the daycare center, told WKYT that she was helping the boy deboard the bus because he is unable to walk on his own. When the driver pulled away from the stop, Clem fell to the ground and the boy was dragged face down on the street. Clem added that she thought the boy’s jacket got caught in a groove in the bottom step of the bus, the news outlet reports.

Clark County Superintendent Paul Christy told WKYT investigators would review surveillance video from the bus and decide how to proceed. The driver is not allowed to drive a school bus until the district completes an internal investigation, according to the news outlet.

Christy added that the child did not require hand-to-hand contact between the bus driver and the student's guardian; however, bus drivers are supposed to get visual confirmation that the student made it safely to their destination.

To read the full story, go here.

Related Topics: Kentucky

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
The NCST’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. Murrell Martin (shown left) and Bill Loshbough are shown here leading a discussion at NCST 2015.

NCST Writing Committees Seek Input

The National Congress on School Transportation’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. 


Aide Accused of Abusing Special-Needs Student

Arthur Carlos of California is reportedly shown on school bus video putting his hands around a boy’s neck and pushing his head against a window. He is charged with corporal injury upon a child.

NAPT inducted special-needs transportation expert Dr. Linda Bluth into its Hall of Fame.

NAPT Awards Highlight Training Efforts, Heroism

America’s Best competition winners and other student transportation professionals are recognized for training contributions. A student is honored for stepping in when his bus driver had a medical emergency.

NAPT’s 2018 conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, in late October. Seen here is the 2017 conference in Columbus, Ohio.

NAPT Reveals 2018 Conference Agenda

Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and evacuations.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!