DeQuan Brooks is charged with child abuse and second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a student around the bus and choking him. The student reportedly tried to throw Brooks’ phone out a window.
An Idaho mother and her child tell a local news source how much they appreciate the kindness and peace of mind their bus driver and monitor give them.
The bus driver apparently fails to remain stopped at a stop sign and collides with a van, police say. Bus aide Barbara Atkins is taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The company recognizes several school districts and school bus companies for efforts to enhance safety training.
The policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses creating IEPs, proper use of restraint systems, and care administered by aides and nurses.
The Montana aide is shown on video physically retaliating after a student pushes him during an argument. The school district, school bus company, and police department investigate.
The Florida driver and aide say they were unable to help a student who had a seizure and later died because they had no CPR training. The district says they had a recent refresher course.
The South Carolina driver and aide use their training to report the incident and request assistance, and comfort students when the bus is struck by a tractor-trailer. No one is hurt.
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools’ Special Needs Physical Performance Test ensures that aides, as well as drivers, are capable of safely transporting special-needs students through measurable standards.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.
Venecia Bisono of New York is arrested after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old on a school bus for six hours. She is charged with failure to exercise control of a minor and reckless endangerment.
Hyung Lee of Virginia is charged with assaulting a 12-year-old boy with autism on his bus in two separate incidents in October.
The mother’s lawsuit claims that the Florida aide, who allegedly grabbed, taunted, and punched her son, was not properly trained to work with special-needs students.