Derek Bray Simpson of Florida is apparently seen on bus video pushing a restrained special-needs student multiple times. He is arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse.
The Florida driver transports the 17-year-old boy, who is shot in the chest near his bus stop, to a nearby fire station. The driver is credited with potentially saving the boy’s life.
Fourteen students are on board when fire breaks out. The bus team begins the evacuation, and neighbors step in to help.
Some 500 drivers and other staff prepare for the new year at St. Lucie Public Schools’ in-service training, with the motivational theme “Hop on the Energy Bus.”
Polk County (Fla.) Public Schools recommends parents transport their children if possible as the district struggles with bus delays. Sixty-two driver positions are still open as school starts.
Assigned to transport a student who uses a wheelchair to his graduation events, Jennifer Collins of Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools goes out of her way to provide a special ride.
The event will offer workshops on such topics as McKinney-Vento homeless transportation, safety and security, and recruitment and retention.
In an apparent road rage incident, police say, a motorist stops in front of the bus and cracks a glass panel on the door when the bus driver won’t open it.
A Florida school bus and semi trailer collide when the driver of the semi trailer allegedly fails to fully stop at a red light.
Desmond Blackburn, superintendent of Brevard Public Schools in Florida, is issued a warning during a police campaign to educate motorists on school bus safety laws.
A Florida district implements mandatory ID badges and use of clear backpacks, additional law enforcement, and limited entry points at the school, which was the site of a deadly shooting in February.
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 president of the Florida Association for Pupil Transportation discusses how the state's school bus systems are working to transport students displaced by last year's hurricanes.