Francis Kuznia is recognized for his quick actions in saving 24 students from a collision with a semi-tractor trailer earlier this month.
I was recently reminded of all the ways in which students have used their talents to help improve safety in and around their buses by a news story out of North Carolina.
Hopkins (Minn.) Public Schools is testing Safe Fleet’s Predictive Stop-Arm. It uses radar technology and predictive analytics to notify bus drivers and students when risk is detected outside the bus.
Lyle Silbernagle of Minnesota spots the boy alone at a street corner wearing only a diaper. He wraps the boy in his coat, brings him into the van and turns on the heat, and calls police.
A registered sex offender in Minnesota allegedly hides inside an empty school bus and is discovered by a teacher as the bus is taking kindergartners back to school after a field trip.
Lawmakers consider legislation that would require school buses purchased after a certain date to be equipped with seat belts.
Kenneth Lilly is charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault for allegedly shooting at the bus and wounding the driver, who is expected to survive.
Erik Richard Bonde is about to pick up students when police arrive to let him know his driver’s license is suspended. His blood alcohol test results are above the legal limit for driving, police say.
Minnesota-based Voyageur Bus Co. agrees to a settlement with the mother of a boy whose school bus driver grabbed his shoulders and shirt to make him sit up in his seat to make room for another student.
The Minnesota driver’s employer gets complaints that he made some students feel forced to pray on the bus. The driver alleges being taken off the route violates his constitutional rights.
Schmitty & Sons is awarded a contract to provide transportation to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 starting on July 1.
Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Feb. 28 as the second School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in the state. Drivers were acknowledged at school districts statewide and at a press conference.
Saint Paul Public Schools and the city's mayor apologize for school bus delays that left hundreds of students stranded for several hours.