Richard Hall of Virginia suffers an unknown medical emergency just before starting his afternoon route.
School bus dealer Sonny Merryman equips all Thomas Built school buses in the state with the safety device. Some buses were found to be missing the device in May.
Kathleen Denton of Virginia started as a bus assistant in 1987 to spend more time with her children, including one with a developmental disorder. She soon realized she loved helping the other students, too.
According to the Virginia DOE, as many as 4,000 buses may be missing the state-required device, which prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.
The 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl run into a Virginia road when they see their school bus approaching, yellow lights flashing, in the opposite lane. A tractor-trailer driving in that lane is unable to stop in time.
The bus, which was the only vehicle involved in the accident, hit a wall separating lanes of traffic as it was driving onto an interstate on-ramp. The bus driver told investigators she was blinded by the sunlight.
A Virginia district is conducting a two-day training on verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques and appropriate restraint methods intended to be used as a last resort for unruly students.
The Virginia teens allegedly have guns on their person and one fires his gun after exiting the school bus. Both are facing firearm charges.
Albemarle County (Va.) Public Schools delays plans to install the cameras on its buses and mail tickets to motorists who illegally pass them. A new law does not authorize the DMV to release car registration information to the camera supplier.
A 17-year-old girl in Virginia is walking to catch her bus when a man pulls up in a vehicle and allegedly exposes himself to her.
The Virginia-based dealer marks its 50th anniversary with a new service center that features bus maintenance facilities with 12 full-size service bays, parts warehousing, and a body repair shop.
Police in Chesterfield, Virginia, say that two youths in a drug transaction exchanged gunshots. One of them ran from the shooting scene and fell in front of a stopped school bus.
In half a century at the wheel, Hilda Vann’s approach to student management hasn’t changed: treat them with respect, work to understand them, and teach them valuable life lessons.