The 6-year-old student runs to the side of the bus as it is departing her school in an attempt to stop the driver, but falls and is pulled underneath the bus.
Teton County (Wyo.) School District officials addressed confusion among parents over what objects are allowed on school buses. Drivers interpret the rules in most cases, but lacrosse sticks are never allowed due to safety concerns.
Anthony Robinson is convicted of a felony for buying unneeded bus parts for Teton County (Wyo.) School District, reselling them and keeping the money. He is ordered to repay $161,000 and serve six months in jail.
The parents of Makayla Marie Strahle, an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a truck passing her school bus in Wyoming in 2011, file a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district.
Anthony Robinson, the lead mechanic for the Teton County (Wyo.) School District’s bus fleet, allegedly used a district credit card to buy parts, then resold them and kept the money. He is facing a felony theft charge.
Under the new law, as of the 2016-17 school year, all school buses in the state will have to be equipped with external cameras to capture evidence of illegal passing. Up to $5 million will be appropriated to reimburse school districts for 100% of the costs of the video surveillance systems.
Under the legislation, as of the 2016-17 school year, all school buses in the state would have to be equipped with external cameras to capture evidence of illegal school bus passing. Internal school bus surveillance cameras would remain optional.
The state Legislature’s Joint Education Committee is reportedly interested in raising the penalties for bus-passing violations and making it a stepped offense so that penalties are increased for multiple offenses. The legislators also are considering installing external cameras on all daily route buses to help in catching and citing offenders.
Following the death of a student in an illegal bus-passing accident, her classmates create proposals for legislators, including increasing bus-passing fines. The students speak to members of the state’s education committee about the proposals during a recent legislative session.