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Mom Watches as Son, 6, Is Hit, Killed by School Bus

Edmond Bock may have been running to catch bus at the time

(Newser) - A horrifying story out of New Jersey, where a mother watched as her 6-year-old son was fatally hit by a school bus yesterday morning. "I watched my son get hit, and the driver just kept going," Candice Bock tells the Camden Courier-Post . According to authorities, her son, Edmond,... More »

1 Child Dead in Idaho School Bus Crash

Dump truck collides with elementary bus

(Newser) - Authorities say one child has died and at least four others were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying elementary school students in a small southwest Idaho city. Emergency crews are responding to the scene today in Kuna, a town about 30 minutes from Boise. Canyon... More »

Bus Full of Kids Flips in Kansas

School says 8 sixth-graders injured in accident

(Newser) - A school bus carrying about 30 sixth-grade girls overturned in Kansas today when its driver took an on-ramp too quickly, police in Bonner Springs tell KCTV . Eight girls were hurt in the crash, but none of the injuries was life-threatening, a spokesperson for Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri,... More »

On Day He Died, Bus Driver Tried to Give Suspect Gift

Jimmy Lee Dykes, Charles Albert Poland, Jr., interacted that morning

(Newser) - News about the hostage situation in Alabama is hard to come by, but KAIT-8 has a bizarre update today: The morning Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly shot and killed bus driver Charles Albert Poland, Jr., and took a little boy on the bus hostage , Poland had tried to give Dykes a... More »

Cops Pass Toys, Meds to 6-Year-Old Alabama Hostage

Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes dodged court date in another shooting

(Newser) - The man suspected of holding a 6-year-old hostage in his Alabama bunker was due in court yesterday in a separate case: Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly shot at his neighbors in a December property feud. A standoff between police and Dykes continues, with Dykes reportedly in the bunker with the boy.... More »

Man Shoots School Bus Driver, Takes Child Hostage

Hiding with 6-year-old in bunker he dug

(Newser) - A man in Midland City, Ala., is holding a 6-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker after shooting a school bus driver dead. The incident started yesterday afternoon when the man boarded the school bus near a church, CNN reports. "He told most of them to get off the... More »

152K Kids Have to Find Ride as NYC Bus Drivers Strike

And a third of those kids have special needs

(Newser) - It's a rough day to be a schoolkid in the Big Apple. Some 152,000 of them had to find an alternate way to get to class in the freezing rain this morning, amid a school-bus drivers strike, reports the NY Daily News . Schools issued MetroCards to affected students... More »

Boy, 15, Charged in Fatal School Bus Shooting

Concealed gun went off, killing 13-year-old girl

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl on a school bus in Homestead, Florida, yesterday. Cops say the gun went off by accident and hit Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus in the neck—in front of her 7-year-old sister and several other students—after the teen... More »

Girl, 13, Shot on Florida School Bus

Fellow student in police custody

(Newser) - Miami-Dade police have a boy in custody who they say shot a 13-year-old fellow student on a school bus this morning. The victim has been airlifted to Miami Children's hospital; her condition isn't known, NBC Miami reports. She was reportedly shot in the neck, the Miami Herald notes.... More »

Woman Who Drove on Sidewalk Ordered to Wear 'Idiot' Sign

Shena Hardin was trying to pass a school bus

(Newser) - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children has been handed a very embarrassing punishment. Yesterday, a judge ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week wearing a sign reading: "Only an... More »

School Bus Video Reveals Brunt of Indiana Tornado

Storm decimated Henryville on March 2

(Newser) - A tornado hammered the town of Henryville, Indiana, on March 2 ; now video provides a front-row seat to the destruction. An AP clip shows the interior of a school bus as the tornado sweeps through it, shattering windows and leaving it in a crumpled heap. Eleven kids and a driver... More »

39 Kids Hurt in Bus Rollover

No other vehicle involved in Washington state crash

(Newser) - A school bus overturned this morning on a central Washington highway, injuring dozens of children, including three seriously, before coming to rest at the edge of a field, authorities said. The bus veered off the road, overcorrected and rolled on Highway 281 just south of Quincy, an agricultural region about... More »

Driver Saves Busload of Kids in Indiana Tornado

But loses three relatives of her own

(Newser) - An Indiana bus driver saved the lives of more than a dozen schoolkids even as her own home was ripped off its foundation by a tornado. Terry Kleopfer, who has worked as a driver for 23 years, recognized warning signs as she was carting a busload of children Friday afternoon.... More »

Girl, 17, Grabs Wheel, Saves Bus Full of Students

Graceanne Rumer took action when school bus driver collapsed

(Newser) - When Graceanne Rumer recently got her driver's license, she probably had no idea that she would soon use her new skills to save a school bus full of her peers. But when she realized her bus driver had collapsed after suffering a heart attack, that's what she did.... More »

Girl Beaten Unconscious Over Bus Seat: Cops

7 teens charged with battery, disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Seven central Florida teenagers were arrested after authorities said they punched and kicked a 13-year-old until she was unconscious while on a school bus. The victim told authorities that yesterday was her first time riding the bus and no one would let her sit down. About 75 children were riding... More »

15 Kids Killed in China Bus Crash

Latest in series of Chinese bus tragedies

(Newser) - A school bus taking primary students home slipped off a country road into an irrigation ditch in eastern China yesterday evening, killing 15 children and highlighting continuing safety problems in the country's school transport system following a similar tragedy last month . Workers at a nearby factory heard cries for... More »

7-Year-Old Accused of Sex Harassment After Groin Kick

Mother says son was just defending himself from bully

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy in Boston has been accused of sexual harassment, but his mother says he was just defending himself from a bully, reports the Boston Globe . The boy's mother says the incident happened on the school bus last month, when a bully choked her son, Mark, and stole... More »

Embarrassing Dad Waves at Son's Bus in 170 Costumes

His boy asked him not to, so ...

(Newser) - If embarrassing your teenage son was an Olympic sport, Utah dad Dale Price would win the gold medal. After learning that his 16-year-old son Rain's school bus route would pass the family home, Price decided to come out and wave at the bus every day—wearing a different costume... More »

NY Terror Target: School Buses

Drivers are warned to be on alert for suspicious behavior, packages

(Newser) - New York state security and educational authorities are on high alert after an email sent to officials and the media threatened attacks on school buses. Bus drivers have been warned to be especially watchful for suspicious behavior or packages. The email, which is being taken very seriously by authorities, also... More »

3 Dead After School Bus, 18-Wheeler Collide

Mississippi highway crash kills three adults

(Newser) - An 18-wheeler crashed head-on into a school bus today on a Mississippi highway, killing three adults and injuring several students, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Killed were the driver of the truck, along with the bus driver and a female teacher. None of the students' injuries were thought to be life-threatening. It's... More »

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