DeQuan Brooks is charged with child abuse and second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a student around the bus and choking him. The student reportedly tried to throw Brooks’ phone out a window.
After investigating the 2016 crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga, NTSB recommends improvements in school bus driver oversight and calls on states to mandate lap-shoulder belts.
In related news, former school bus driver Johnthony Walker is sentenced to four years in prison for the 2016 Chattanooga crash.
Leverne Doran gets one day of unsupervised probation for obstructing a school bus driver. Charges of malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace were dropped.
Employees and friends dive into the Chesapeake Bay as part of Maryland State Police’s fundraising event.
Senate Bill 44 would require public school bus owners to comply with certain federal inspection standards. A school board worries it might lead to roadside checks and stops at weigh stations.
State troopers respond after two motorists call 911 to report erratic driving behavior by a school bus driver.
Police say they believe that Tyra Wilcox was speeding when she lost control of her bus, which flipped onto its side.
The Maryland driver who had a man jump onto the front of his bus after he refused to let him board is reassigned to administrative duties. Parents are questioning the decision.
Leverne Doran of Maryland tells police that someone on the bus threw a bottle at his vehicle. When the bus driver refuses to open the door, Doran allegedly jumps onto the front of the bus.
A 12-year-old Maryland boy says men took his shoes and phone after he was dropped off at a bus stop 2 miles away from his home.
The deal adds more than 125 vehicles to STI’s fleet, annual revenue of $8.5 million, and a new state for STI: Maryland.
State inspectors are now using tablets to inspect buses and report results electronically, making the process more efficient.