Jermalde T. Gaines of Illinois gets in an accident while driving a car, finds a school bus in a nearby field, and drives away in it. He is arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and faces several other charges.
A 17-year-old girl in Virginia is walking to catch her bus when a man pulls up in a vehicle and allegedly exposes himself to her.
Police in Chesterfield, Virginia, say that two youths in a drug transaction exchanged gunshots. One of them ran from the shooting scene and fell in front of a stopped school bus.
Free facility assessments and training from the TransportationSecurity Administration, investing in secured onsite parking, andhiring a safety officer to implement facility enhancementsare some measures being taken to help employees stay safe on the job.
The CIA inadvertently leaves a benign explosive training material in the engine compartment of a Loudoun County (Va.) Public Schools bus, and safely recovers it. No students are harmed.
A Kansas county sheriff’s office finds evidence that aggravated criminal sodomy, battery, and criminal restraint occurred on a school bus on Feb. 3. The final charging decision is up to the county attorney.
The California Association of School Transportation Officials stressed how critical student transportation professionals are to the state in its annual conference in San Diego.
The Charles “Chuck” Poland Jr. Act allows school districts to prosecute trespassers as a misdemeanor. It has also helped boost school transportation security training.
Great Bend (Kan.) School District 428 now requires adults to sit among students on bus trips and is adding cameras to all its buses after two students reported being sexually assaulted on the bus.
After exiting his school bus, a 13-year-old in Texas is approached by two men, who reportedly demand at gunpoint that he get in their car.
NSTA members Sunrise Transportation and Minnesota Coaches get up to $50,000 each for Zonar fleet management hardware as recipients of the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant.
The 13-year-old Florida boy reportedly stole a bus while the driver stepped away to use the restroom, and he went on a 15-minute joyride. He was charged with vehicle theft.
Mobile and web app MyBusVue provides peace of mind to parents and school employees as children are being transported between school and home.