The Kentucky school bus was pulling away from the bus stop when it hit and killed the 5-year-old boy. The bus driver has been employed by Butler County Schools for nearly 18 years and has an exemplary driving record with the district.
The district said that the driver failed to follow proper procedure in the May 15 incident because she was distracted by talking with another student and didn't check the stairwell before shutting the door.
Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky is hiring police officers to monitor troubled routes, adding video cameras and offering incentive pay to more experienced bus drivers to drive those routes. Incidents on routes for alternative schools rose sharply this year.
An elementary school student was dragged by her bus when her backpack got stuck in the door as she was deboarding. She was taken to the hospital with severe road rash.
Kentucky police say that two brothers brought two handguns — one loaded — onto their bus and showed other students. The boys, their parents and the bus driver face charges.
Terrie Eggen of Kentucky safely navigated her route with 40 students aboard when the storm, which sparked tornado sirens, hit. The bus garage coached her though the drive.
A Grant County Schools bus driver and 16 students were stranded in floodwaters for nearly two hours when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks last week.
Witnesses said Jonathan A. Chatham re-entered the path of the bus as it began moving forward, according to a school district statement. A relative of the boy has disputed this account.
A 10-year-old Kentucky student cleared the bus after being dropped off at his stop but somehow went into the ditch line, officials said.
Home movie footage of a school bus being pulled out of a Kentucky river following what has been called the worst school bus accident in U.S. history will be shown as part of a film that is a follow-up to the 2009 documentary The Very Worst Thing.
A 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was dragged about 15 feet as he was deboarding, possibly due to his jacket getting caught in a groove in the bus’ bottom step. The bus driver was distracted when the incident happened, according to a sheriff’s report.
Lorraine Fletcher has been driving a school bus for seven years, and she drew on her experience as she penned Go Where the Bus Goes.
As an eighth grader, Quinton Higgins escaped from the fiery Carrollton, Kentucky, bus crash that killed 27 people. More than 20 years later, he took a surprising career turn: He became a school bus driver.