Authorities say that the weapon was unloaded, and the 7-year-old who brought it on the bus apparently had no malicious intent.
Whether it’s a natural disaster or some other crisis, you never know when your school buses might need to come to the rescue.
See how transportation departments evacuated residents — both people and pets — and prepared their buses to endure the massive storm.
The Florida district’s transportation team quickly secured 500 school buses to brace for the forecast 100 mph winds. Director Arby Creach gives a detailed account of the prep work — and how it paid off.
The storm caused widespread power outages, wind damage, and flooding in Florida and beyond. School buses pitched in for evacuations and braced for impact.
Check out these shots of Texas school bus teams in action as they transport Houston-area residents — along with food and supplies — to storm shelters.
New Caney ISD evacuated more than 1,000 people, many of whom were in wheelchairs.
In southeastern Texas, school bus drivers and staff help move evacuees to shelters amid the devastating storm and floodwaters.
Drivers and other employees rotate through 10 stations that include live fires for fire extinguisher training, evacuation of smoke-filled buses, CPR, and first aid.
A Louisiana student suffers a heart attack on the ride to school and students perform CPR on her. Faculty members are able to revive her with a defibrillator.
Enlisting support, alleviating fears by preparing staff for possible scenarios, getting buy-in from administrators, and familiarizing law enforcement with school buses can all strengthen safety.
Jesse Frank of Alabama sees his bus driver’s head roll back and hands fall from the steering wheel. He steers the bus off the road, stops the bus, calls 911, and comforts other students.
A PSA on stopping for school buses and a driver rapping about emergency evacuations were among SBF’s web highlights in 2016.