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District Undergoes School Bus Safety Overhaul

In response to a safety review, Knox County (Tenn.) Schools directs funds to hire a safety manager, install surveillance cameras in new school buses, and ensure that spare buses have a radio system.

School bus driver and bass singer Joe Thompson, is shown here on the right, with his gospel quartet The Fairfield Four, and Lee Ann Womack. The quartet won a Grammy award for Best Roots Gospel Album.
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School bus driver wins Grammy

Special-needs school bus driver and bass singer Joe Thompson leads the gospel quartet The Fairfield Four, which won for Best Roots Gospel Album at the Grammys. He mentioned his employer, Wilson County (Tenn.) Schools, in his acceptance speech.

A Tennessee bill would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use a portable electronic device while driving or loading students.
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Bill targets school bus driver texting

The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.

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Broken bolt causes rear axle to fall off school bus

The bus was stopped in front of a high school in Tennessee when both of the back wheels and axle broke away, but no students were hurt. The bolt that connects the vehicle springs was broken, authorities say.

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School bus overturns, no one hurt

A driver in Tennessee apparently blacked out and lost control of the bus, and it then jumped the curb and flipped over. The driver and aide were the only passengers aboard.

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