Girl Uses Fake Excuse Note to Ride School Bus

A 7-year-old student in Texas was allowed to ride home on a bus she was not assigned to instead of going to her after-school program using an excuse note that she wrote. The word “bus” was misspelled.


School bus driver fired after near miss with train

A Texas driver drove over railroad tracks and stopped at a stop sign, but was still too close to the tracks, and a train just missed hitting the bus. She was fired for not following standard rail crossing procedures.

Austin (Texas) Independent School District is partnering with American Traffic Solutions to install stop-arm cameras on its school buses. Photo by Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools

Texas district launches stop-arm camera program

Austin Independent School District partners with American Traffic Solutions to install stop-arm cameras on its school buses. For the first 30 days, the district’s police department will issue warnings to motorists who illegally pass a school bus.


School bus collides with truck, crashes into home

A Texas school bus driver disobeyed a stop sign, collided with a truck, and then slammed into a house, police said. The students aboard and the two women in the home were not seriously harmed, but the driver of the truck was taken to the hospital.

Courtney Garcia was recognized for her quick actions to help her bus driver, who became unresponsive while suffering a medical emergency. Shown here from left are Transportation Director Fritz Klabunde, the bus driver, Garcia, and Garcia's mother, Anita Garcia.

Student recognized for saving school bus driver’s life

After a driver became unresponsive, Courtney Garcia, an eighth-grade student in Texas, was able to use the two-way radio with no training and reach district transportation officials, who sent help. Garcia was given a certificate of recognition for her quick actions.


Girl jumps from moving school bus

The Texas student had gotten into an argument with another student on the bus, hit the emergency exit button and jumped out onto the freeway, authorities say. She was not struck by any vehicles.


School bus drivers honored for saving students from fire

Sammy Agunbiade of Houston, Texas, rushes the 30 students off the bus when he hears popping sounds and smells something strange. The bus explodes into flames as a second bus driver comes to take the students farther away from the bus.

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