The 9-year-old Iowa girl goes missing after she is dropped off at home instead of at her daycare provider. She leaves the vacant house and walks a mile to a store.
The student from Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools is taken to the wrong bus stop and returns home more than six hours after afternoon dismissal.
Pat Dugan of Nebraska builds a shelter shaped and painted like a school bus for his 8-year-old neighbor, who has autism, so he has a warm place to wait for his bus during the winter.
A school bus aide is fired after apparently leaving a bus while the 6-year-old was still on board.
Marilena Monroy of Connecticut is arrested after reportedly leaving her bus while a 17-year-old who is nonverbal and a 16-year-old with autism were still on board.
An Idaho mother and her child tell a local news source how much they appreciate the kindness and peace of mind their bus driver and monitor give them.
A California father seeks an investigation into past use of zip ties on harnesses to restrain his son and other students. The district has ended the practice and now uses new safety vests.
A special-needs student in Michigan attacks a boy with autism twice, leaving a scar on his cheek, video shows. The boy’s parents say they were not initially told about the incident.
Monica Burke of Colorado pleads guilty to assaulting the 20-year-old, who is nonverbal. She is sentenced to 20 months in jail, five years of probation, and 360 hours of community service.
The Michigan teen gets out of his harness, leaves the bus through the emergency door, and walks down the freeway, but is unharmed.
Packey Butler’s enthusiasm for school buses has brightened many Denville (N.J.) bus drivers’ days, so those drivers decided to return the favor for the 14-year-old.
Hun Joon “Paul” Lee’s family is awarded the settlement for the death of their son, who was left in a hot school bus for several hours in California in 2015.
Behavior on the bus, autism, and bullying prevention are among the topics covered in an OPTA training event.