Marilena Monroy of Connecticut is arrested after reportedly leaving her bus while a 17-year-old who is nonverbal and a 16-year-old with autism were still on board.
An Idaho mother and her child tell a local news source how much they appreciate the kindness and peace of mind their bus driver and monitor give them.
A California father seeks an investigation into past use of zip ties on harnesses to restrain his son and other students. The district has ended the practice and now uses new safety vests.
A special-needs student in Michigan attacks a boy with autism twice, leaving a scar on his cheek, video shows. The boy’s parents say they were not initially told about the incident.
Monica Burke of Colorado pleads guilty to assaulting the 20-year-old, who is nonverbal. She is sentenced to 20 months in jail, five years of probation, and 360 hours of community service.
Packey Butler’s enthusiasm for school buses has brightened many Denville (N.J.) bus drivers’ days, so those drivers decided to return the favor for the 14-year-old.
Hun Joon “Paul” Lee’s family is awarded the settlement for the death of their son, who was left in a hot school bus for several hours in California in 2015.
Behavior on the bus, autism, and bullying prevention are among the topics covered in an OPTA training event.
The Kentucky mother says that she had requested monitors on the buses before, but there wasn’t one aboard during the alleged sexual assault of her son, who is severely autistic.
Monica Burke of Colorado is facing 24 counts of felony assault for allegedly beating a student with severe autism and spraying aerosol cans in his face.
Anthony Corona of California, who had autism, lost consciousness and died after an episode in which he became agitated. The bus driver and aides reportedly tried to calm him, performed CPR, and called 911.
All school bus drivers and aides in the state have to go through the training program, which was mandated by a bill passed last year.
Ten-year-old Alex Perez of New Jersey sees smoke coming from the bus engine and yells to get the bus driver’s attention. All passengers are evacuated from the bus with no serious injuries.