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Man in Accident Flees Scene in School Bus

Jermalde T. Gaines of Illinois gets in an accident while driving a car, finds a school bus in a nearby field, and drives away in it. He is arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and faces several other charges.

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School buses destroyed in mechanical fire

A fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit, destroyed three Illinois school buses and damaged three others. There were no injuries or service disruptions, but other buses were damaged by the heat.

Parents and school officials at four Chicago area school districts will be able to use the SafeStop app to connect in real time with their children’s school bus.
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SafeStop app added at 4 Illinois districts

Through a partnership with bus company Olson Transportation, parents and school officials at the Chicago area school districts will be able to connect in real time with their children’s school bus.

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School bus driver fatally shot

Anthony Bowers of Chicago, who had been a school bus driver for nearly 10 years, was shot in the head while leaving his home for work. Police have no suspects at this time and are reviewing area surveillance video.

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Illinois, New York districts select SafeStop app

The app will provide parents real-time information on the location of their child's bus and estimated arrival times as well as information on school closures, delayed openings or important events.

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