Peter Pizzuto of New Hampshire allegedly uses a seat belt to restrain the wrists of a student in a wheelchair. He is charged with four counts of simple assault and one count of false imprisonment.
Nolan Barry and Thomas MacKeen of New Hampshire see the driver fall from her seat to the floor while the bus is still moving. They calm students down and gain the attention of a parent nearby.
Home surveillance video shows a 7-year-old New Hampshire boy nearly getting hit by a car as he crosses the road to board his stopped school bus.
Numerous 911 calls report a New Hampshire motorist passing a school bus that is unloading students. Joseph Demaio is arrested for allegedly passing the bus while impaired.
State school transportation providers are encouraging the Legislature to support SB 566, which would establish a commission to study the school bus driver shortage to help obtain solutions.
The school bus company will transport more than 100 students for Salem School District starting with the 2017-18 school year.
A farming couple in New Hampshire buys a 2002 Blue Bird bus that had once been in service at a Maine school district and converts it into a mobile chicken coop for their 300 chickens.
Stephanie Boyd of New Hampshire faces years in prison for a collision last year in which she downloaded an app on her phone while driving and crashed into a tree. Three students were injured.
Tiffanie Brown of Merrimack, New Hampshire, allegedly directed her 5-year-old son through checks of the reverse and brake lights, and he shifted the bus into reverse, causing it to drive backwards and into a building. She is charged with child endangerment and reckless conduct.
The New Hampshire company transports about 1,800 special-needs students daily and has been using Navman Wireless’ technology since 2005. CEO Garrett Scholes tells SBF that it has helped to improve driver management, verify drivers’ timecards and verify drivers’ whereabouts in the event of a parental dispute.
The boy, who has special needs, falls asleep on the way to school, and the driver and aide discover him after returning from lunch about 30 minutes later. They are placed on administrative leave and terminated the next day.
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