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Kindergartner left alone on bus found wandering street

A 6-year-old girl in Jerome, Idaho, who fell asleep and was left alone on her school bus for about two hours, left the bus and walked for about half a mile before a firefighter found her. The girl did not appear to be injured.

This wheelchair-accessible bus, which belongs to Horseshoe Bend School District, was set on fire last month. Photo by Idaho State Fire Marshal.
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Idaho special-needs bus set on fire

The wheelchair-accessible bus, which was burned around 5 a.m. on Nov. 8, belongs to Horseshoe Bend School District. The bus is a total loss and the case is being treated as arson.

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School bus company closes after 58 years

The Douglas family, which ran Douglas Transportation Inc. for three generations, signed a pact with Oregon-based Western States Bus Services Inc., selling all 12 of its buses and its contract with the school district. School budget cuts had lowered profit margins for the company.

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School bus driver charged in fatal Idaho crash

Debra Boatwright is charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the Kuna, Idaho, crash that killed an 11-year-old school bus passenger in December. The Idaho State Police's investigation found that the bus driver failed to yield the right of way to a dump truck, which struck the rear passenger side of the bus.

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New Idaho law protects bus drivers who come to aid of students

Gov. Butch Otter approves Senate Bill 1232, which amends current law to provide that school bus drivers, while they are acting within the scope of their duties, will not be civilly or criminally liable for reasonably acting to assist a bus passenger whom the driver believes to be in imminent danger of harm or injury. The law will take effect on July 1.

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Report: School bus driver faulted in fatal Idaho crash

In last month's school bus crash near Kuna, Idaho, investigators reportedly believe that the bus driver stopped at a stop sign and then pulled into the path of an approaching dump truck. One student was killed and four others were injured in the collision at a rural intersection.

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1 killed in Idaho school bus crash with dump truck

The bus is transporting 10 children to an elementary school in Kuna, Idaho, on Thursday morning when it collides with a dump truck. A sixth-grader succumbs to injuries at the scene, and four other students are injured. “My heart goes out to the many students, families, and staff that have been impacted by this accident,” the district's superintendent says.

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