Garfield Howell of Connecticut is reportedly seen using his school bus to buy and deliver heroin several times over the course of a months-long investigation, police say.
Video reportedly shows that the Connecticut driver did not conduct a child check and left a 6-year-old alone on the bus. He is charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Randy Kronick of Connecticut prevents the 9-year-old girl from crossing the street as he sees a speeding SUV run his stop arm.
Paul Pixley of Connecticut was arrested for allegedly falling asleep while driving a bus with 30 students on board on Dec. 16. Pixley reportedly told police that he may have taken Nyquil before driving that day.
A task force finds that students with food allergies are especially vulnerable on school buses because students often bring food that could cause an acute allergic reaction.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacabed Rodriguez-Coss of Connecticut demands another trial after being found guilty of illegally passing a school bus, but then she pays the $465 ticket instead.
The Peaceful School Bus program at two Connecticut schools brings drivers and students together to discuss rules for behavior on the bus, aiming to create a cooperative relationship between them.
Durham School Services will use the new propane buses to serve Waterbury (Conn.) Public Schools.
The company donates the bus to New Haven (Conn.) Public Schools to provide free, nutritious food to students. The district expects the bus to deliver more than 1,000 meals every weekday through Aug. 26.
The proposed seat belt mandate would apply to new school buses starting in model year 2021, although the bill’s sponsor says he would also like for older buses to be retrofitted.
The superintendent for Westport Public Schools is looking to save $125,000, and says that monitors are no longer necessary due to technology that improves bus safety. Parents and board members argue against the proposal, citing greater demands on school bus drivers and more distracted motorists.
The Connecticut driver joked with students about taking a nap behind the wheel, and a student told her mother. The district removed him from its list of approved drivers and police are investigating the incident.
Witnesses tell Connecticut state troopers that a black pickup truck was seen in the area of the school bus at the time. No injuries are reported.