SBF Incident Report Roundup: March 24, 2022
SBF Incident Report Roundup: March 24, 2022

Boys Arrested for Pennsylvania School Bus Vandalism

Two boys, 11 and 12, were taken into custody after police say the children caused $60,000 damage to school buses belonging to the School District of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). According to 6ABC, the boys got into the bus yard and broke windshields, side windows, and headlights, damaging 35 buses and one van.

Bullet Strikes Virginia School Bus

A bus carrying students from James Madison Middle School was struck by a bullet in one of its tires this week, according to WDBJ7. No one aboard the bus was hurt. Verletta White, superintendent of Roanoke City Schools in Virginia, said she wasn’t aware of anything like this happening before. White credited the bus driver for keeping the students safe aboard the bus: “Our school bus driver, Ms. Marjorie, she’s a hero today. She stayed calm, she kept our students calm, and she was able to navigate the bus in a way that she didn’t have an accident. We are so grateful to her and all of our bus drivers.”

Michigan Motorist Dies in Collision with School Bus

A 47-year-old Michigan woman died this week when she rear-ended a Grand Haven Area school bus with her Honda. According to MLive, the accident happened on U.S. 31 as the driver of the otherwise empty bus slowed for a traffic backup. The motorist didn’t have time to avoid the crash, police said, and died from her injuries. The bus driver wasn’t hurt.

Four Florida Students Struck by Car While Awaiting Bus

A motorist in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., lost control of their SUV this week and struck four high school students who were waiting for the school bus, according to NBC News. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported that the car went onto a sidewalk before it hit the teens, who were then taken to local hospitals for treatment. Two of the students died of their injuries.

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Wes Platt

Wes Platt

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Wes Platt joined Bobit in 2021 as executive editor of School Bus Fleet Magazine. He writes and edits content about student transportation, school bus manufacturers and equipment, legislative issues, maintenance, fleet contracting, and school transportation technology - from classic yellow diesel buses to the latest EPA-funded electric, propane, and CNG vehicles.

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