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Bus Driver Left His Route to Take Winding Road

6th child died Wednesday, say investigators

(Newser) - A sixth child has died as a result of Monday's school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., meaning bus driver Johnthony Walker, 24, will face an additional count of vehicular homicide, reports the AP . He's also charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving after three fourth-graders, a first-grader, and... More »

Dazed Kids Said 'Mama' When Asked Mothers' Name

One mom says she complained about driver for months

(Newser) - Doctors at a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital say there were heartbreaking scenes of confusion when young children arrived after Monday's horrific school bus crash . "Many were scared or too dazed to talk to us," says Dr. Darvey Koller, emergency room chief at TC Thompson Children's Hospital, per... More »

Driver Arrested After Deadly School Bus Crash

The charges include vehicular homicide

(Newser) - School bus driver Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested Monday night and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving over Monday's deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga , the Chattanoogan reports. Initial reports stated that six children died in the horrific crash, but Fletcher told reporters... More »

School Bus Crash Leaves 5 Dead

Police looking at speed as a factor

(Newser) - A school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Monday afternoon killed at least five and injured at least 20 more, authorities say. It was unclear Monday night whether all of the dead were children. Police haven't determined what happened, but they say early reports suggest the bus hit a utility... More »

Baltimore School Bus Crash 'Sounded Like a Trainwreck'

No kids on school bus that slammed into commuter bus, but 6 people died

(Newser) - Police are investigating a Tuesday morning crash in Southwest Baltimore between a school bus and a commuter bus that left six dead, the Baltimore Sun reports. No children were reportedly on the school bus, but the driver of that bus died, while five people on the MTA bus perished, Baltimore... More »

Hero Driver Saves 20 Kids From Burning Bus

'My biggest reward is my babies are safe': Maryland bus driver Renita Smith

(Newser) - If you want any bus driver taking your kids to and from school, it's Renita Smith. That's likely the feeling of nearly two dozen sets of parents in Maryland's Prince George's County after Smith yanked their children off a school bus that burst into flames Monday,... More »

Cops: Bus Driver Asked Child to Move Downed Power Line

The 11-year-old was burned

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania school bus driver is facing multiple charges after allegedly asking an 11-year-old student to move a downed electrical wire earlier this month, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. On April 15, a goose flew into a transformer, bringing down electrical lines and trapping the bus. Authorities say the driver, 60-year-old... More »

The CIA Left Explosives on a School Bus

Um, whoops ...

(Newser) - As a parent, it's not exactly an email you want to get from your child's school district: For almost a week, "explosive training material" was left under the hood of a school bus in Loudoun County, Va., that carried dozens of kids while the material was inside.... More »

Principal Dies Shoving Kids Away From Runaway Bus

Bus driver saw Susan Jordan push kids out of harm's way

(Newser) - After more than two decades as the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School in Indiana, Susan Jordan knew she was appreciated. In an 11-minute video posted to YouTube last May, staff and students at the school describe Jordan as a kind, dedicated educator. "She is everything I want to... More »

School Bus Crash Kills Principal, Injures 2 Children

The bus lurched forward, striking the victims in front of the school

(Newser) - Authorities say an Indianapolis elementary school principal was killed and two of her students were seriously injured when a bus suddenly lurched forward and struck them in front of the school on Tuesday, the AP reports. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says buses were lined up outside the school... More »

Student Commandeers Bus to Make It to Exam

Town rallies to pay his police fine

(Newser) - A student in South Africa who was worried about being late for a math exam got himself in trouble with the law in trying to avoid that fate. When his bus driver failed to show up, Le-Aan Adonis, 20, found the keys in the bus, started it up, and began... More »

Horrified Parents Watch as School Bus Drives Into Pond

All 27 Fla. elementary students were rescued with no serious injuries

(Newser) - The parents of more than two dozen Florida elementary students are breathing a sigh of relief—and some are drying off—after a terrifying school bus accident yesterday in Tampa, Fla. As parents stood waiting for their children around 2:30pm, the bus from Mary E. Bryant Elementary drove right... More »

2 Girls Dead After Bus Goes Off Freeway

2 other students injured in Houston accident

(Newser) - A horrific accident involving a school bus in Houston has left two students dead and two others injured, along with the driver, reports KHOU . The bus plunged off a freeway overpass after being hit by another vehicle, say police. Only the four students—two boys and two girls—and driver... More »

Dead Autistic Teen Left on Hot Bus for 9 Hours: Family

Hun Joon Lee died on one of S. California's hottest days of the summer

(Newser) - The family of a severely autistic teen found dead on a school bus says he may have been left there for up to nine hours on Friday, one of Southern California's hottest days of the summer, Fox News reports. The mother of Hun Joon Lee, a 19-year-old special needs... More »

School Bus Driver in Fatal Crash Was Texting

2 kids and a teacher's aide were killed in Tennessee accident

(Newser) - A Tennessee school bus driver was texting at the time of a crash that killed two young girls and an aspiring teacher last year, say accident investigators. James Davenport had sent and received multiple text messages leading up to the time the two buses collided in December, Knoxville police said... More »

2 Dead, 12 Hurt in Train-School Bus Crash

North Dakota driver failed to yield to signs, police say

(Newser) - A school bus failed to yield to railroad crossing and stop signs and collided with an empty freight train in North Dakota yesterday afternoon, killing the bus driver and a 17-year-old student and injuring 12 other people, the Highway Patrol says. The accident happened on a gravel road a few... More »

Bus Driver Killed After Pushing Girl to Safety

Accident happened during safety drills in Akron

(Newser) - A bus driver was killed after she pushed a 10-year-old girl out of the path of a rolling bus during a safety drill gone awry, reports the Akron Beacon Journal . The accident occurred as the kids were practicing how to evacuate the bus from the rear. All of the kids... More »

Cops: Boy, 12, Steals Another School Bus

Florida youth is 'just into stealing vehicles': police chief

(Newser) - Apparently one spin in a school bus wasn't enough for Florida's Michael Propst. Less than a day after appearing in court for stealing a school bus to go on a 14-mile joy ride, police say the Panama Beach boy did it again. This time, he allegedly stole his... More »

Boy, 12, Takes School Bus for 14-Mile Joy Ride

Michael Wade Propst facing a few serious charges

(Newser) - Employees at a Florida Walmart thought there was something weird about the school bus driving around their parking lot at 5am Tuesday. Its driver seemed to be having trouble parking, and the awkward way it was maneuvering made it seem "like he'd never drove one before," one... More »

Mom Helps Teen Who Killed Daughter Avoid Prison

Ady Guzman-DeJesus to tour schools with Jordyn Howe

(Newser) - It was a scene Florida Judge Ellen Sue Venzer "could have never imagined" after 20 years in a courtroom: a mother embracing her daughter's killer. But that's what she witnessed on Tuesday during sentencing for 16-year-old Jordyn Howe, who pleaded guilty to the accidental shooting of Lourdes... More »

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