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Uber Sent to Pick Up Special-Needs Student

A transportation provider for a Massachusetts school that serves special-needs students sends an Uber to pick up a student instead of a school bus without the school’s knowledge, due to a lack of available drivers. 

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Student Finds Hypodermic Needle on School Bus

The student, who may have been pricked by the needle, is taken to the hospital as a precaution. Boston Public Schools is investigating the incident, and bus drivers are conducting additional bus checks. 

Bailey Hisert of Massachusetts allegedly shot at two school buses with a BB gun. No one was injured, but one child was covered in glass from a shattered window. Photo by Kolin Toney
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Man Arrested for Shooting at School Buses

Bailey Hisert of Massachusetts allegedly shot at two school buses with a BB gun. No one was injured, but one child was covered in glass from a shattered window. 

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Teen struck while walking to school bus

The Massachusetts motorist didn’t see the boy walking down the road, the school bus or its flashing red lights because he had not scraped the frost and ice from his windshield. The boy is recovering from a concussion and minor injuries.

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School buses play a key position in athletics

With running having become a lifelong pursuit for me, I recently found myself once again riding a school bus to an important race, just like in high school. On April 20, I ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time. ...

Thomas McMahon is executive editor of School Bus Fleet.
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School buses play a key position in athletics

With running having become a lifelong pursuit for me, I recently found myself once again riding a school bus to an important race, just like in high school. On April 20, I ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time. ...

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Bus driver, student honored for thwarting allergy attack

An Agawam (Mass.) High School bus driver and student were named “Hometown Heroes” by the Western Massachusetts Red Cross. They helped a student who was having an allergy attack, injecting her with an EpiPen and calling for an ambulance.

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Parking ordinance proposed by school bus driver sparks debate

Attleboro, Massachusetts, city councilor and school bus driver Heather Porreca proposed the ordinance on behalf of her colleagues to allow school bus drivers to park their buses at their homes between shifts. Opponents say it would give one group special privilege and that buses don’t belong in residential areas.

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School bus driver assaulted during standoff with parents

The driver in Worchester, Massachusetts, tried to get kindergartners off the bus first, police said, and parents insisted that the driver release all the students immediately. When she refused, parents started to enter the school bus, broke the door, and a 16-year-old girl punched the driver in the face.

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District scrambles to staff bus routes after driver no-shows

About a dozen Boston Public Schools bus routes were unstaffed Monday morning, leaving 400 students stranded. The bus contractor dispatched supervisors to drive buses Tuesday morning, “due to a continued shortage of union drivers willing to work,” but was able to cover all routes. The no-shows are related to a labor dispute that led to a strike last October.

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