Authorities in Forest City, Iowa, say that a pellet gun shattered a window on the bus while it was transporting students. A suspect has been charged.
Authorities say that the weapon was unloaded, and the 7-year-old who brought it on the bus apparently had no malicious intent.
The Child Safety Network will recommend the COPsync911 threat-alert system to meet school transportation safety protocols.
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.
Witnesses tell Connecticut state troopers that a black pickup truck was seen in the area of the school bus at the time. No injuries are reported.
Kentucky police say that two brothers brought two handguns — one loaded — onto their bus and showed other students. The boys, their parents and the bus driver face charges.
A school bus was damaged by suspected BB gunfire near a Seattle elementary school on Thursday, police say. No one was injured.
A live-action event at the NAPT Summit brings in a SWAT team to demonstrate a response to an active shooter on a school bus.
Students on a Kenton County (Ky.) School District bus alerted their driver to what they believed was a gun being pointed at the bus by a teenager, although the weapon was later discovered to be a BB gun. The driver shut the door, drove away and called police.
The Indiana State Police's two new videos depict the unarmed responses of a school bus driver to active shooter scenarios. The videos are designed to be used as a training tool for drivers to reduce potential injuries and fatalities that could result during violent acts.
According to police in Baton Rouge, La., a student had an altercation with another student on the bus. When the suspect gets off of the bus, he runs into his home, grabs a handgun and fires three shots at the bus. No one is injured in the shooting.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a 37-year-old man shows up at his ex-girlfriend’s residence on Monday morning and boards her school bus with a firearm as she is about to start her route. The man allegedly demands at gunpoint that the woman drive to his house and then forces her inside, but he reportedly releases her as police arrive.
On Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the slaying of Alabama school bus driver Charles Poland Jr., the New York Association for Pupil Transportation paid tribute to Poland and announced steps it is taking to increase school bus security. For example, the association is supporting legislation that would make it a crime of criminal trespass to board a school bus without permission.