A second-grade boy in Washington, D.C., is left on his bus in the morning in nearly 90-degree heat. He pries open the bus doors to get out, and a passerby finds him and takes him to school.
A Montana school bus driver leaves a 16-year-old student who has to wear a three-point harness, which she cannot remove by herself, on her school bus. The girl misses about three hours of school.
Armando Abel Ramirez pleaded not guilty to the felony count of dependent abuse causing death for the death of autistic student Hun Joon (Paul) Lee, who was left inside a hot school bus in California.
Lawmakers approved SB 1072, which would require school buses to be equipped with child-check alarms, in response to the death of a special-needs student who had been left on the bus for several hours.
California substitute bus driver Armando Able Ramirez is charged with dependent abuse for leaving a student with severe autism on a school bus for about seven hours on an extremely hot day in September.
Police say that the two admitted to having a student deactivate the child reminder device on their bus before they arrived at school.
A state senator says that the bill was spurred by the death of an autistic student who was left on a school bus in September.
A school transportation agency in California concludes a trial test of biometric iris scanners to track students as they board and exit buses.
Thomas Naime, who had been a bus driver for Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools, was found guilty of caretaker neglect and fined $250 for leaving a pre-K student who depends on a feeding tube and has selective mutism on a bus in August.
A bus driver and aide for the School District of Palm Beach County (Fla.) have been charged with child neglect for leaving a student on a school bus for more than five hours.
Pupil Transportation Cooperative in California will push for electronic notification devices in its buses and have two adults monitor every bus to make sure no student is left on board following the death of a student on one of its buses last week.
A 19-year-old student was found dead in an empty school bus in California, and his family believes he was left in the bus all day. He was severely autistic and nonverbal, and may have stayed on the bus because he was waiting for a cue, family members say.
New Jersey school districts and contractors can order the free sticker for their buses. It reads, “Is everyone off the bus? Check everywhere and be sure.”