Nearly 80 drivers take part in the 48th New York State School Bus Safety Competition, hosted by the New York School Bus Contractors Association.
CHICAGO — A school bus driver here has been accused of attacking a 9-year-old student, officials said.
Ryan Glew of Evanston Police Department told The Chicago Tribune that school bus video from March 1 shows 71-year-old David Rennie pushing the Orrington Elementary School student, picking him up, shoving him toward the window, spinning him around, and forcing him to sit down in his seat. Glew added that it appeared the bus driver lost his temper over the student’s behavior on the bus, which he said was “not appropriate.” Glew told the newspaper that no injuries were reported, and that Rennie, who was charged with misdemeanor battery, is currently out on bond.
The student’s aunt told CBS 2 that she warned the school’s bus company, Positive Connections, about the driver three or four weeks prior to the incident. She added that Rennie previously spoke to her 10-year-old daughter inappropriately.
Paul Goren, superintendent for Evanston/Skokie District 65, sent an email to parents, according to The Chicago Tribune, detailing the district’s response to the incident. Goren said in the email that the student is “doing fine,” and that Positive Connections has since terminated Rennie and assigned a new driver to the bus route. Goren also added that the district's director of transportation services will ride the student's bus and other buses randomly in the upcoming weeks, and continue to review school bus video surveillance tapes.
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The National Transportation Safety Board releases information revealing Donald Hendricks had trouble walking and other medical issues leading up to the fire.
Avon Lake City Council agrees to support a pilot program to install lap-shoulder belts on Avon Lake City Schools buses.
Wayne-Westland Community Schools adopts Synovia Solutions’ “Here Comes the Bus” app and its new routing feature on its 87 buses.
The 8-year-old North Carolina student steps into the path of an SUV for an unknown reason and is hit while waiting at her bus stop.
Law enforcement and community leaders join the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and New York School Bus Contractors Association to raise awareness of illegal school bus passing.
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Ten-year-old Lillian Waldron, who her mother says is developmentally delayed and nonverbal, gets off the school bus crying after being bitten multiple times by another student on the bus.
Gary Lillico of British Columbia starts a petition calling to make seat belts on school buses mandatory after learning that a school bus safety report about the belts had been found to be flawed.
Skip Torpey and Linda Harris of New York are being recognized for helping save a student’s mother who went unconscious during their bus route last month.