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Students Praised for Quick Action After Bus Driver Collapses

Maine students steered school bus to safety

(Newser) - A group of Maine middle and high school students grabbed the wheel of their school bus Monday morning when their driver suffered a fatal medical condition, steering the vehicle to safety while another classmate attempted to administer first aid to the stricken driver. Topsham Police Chief Marc Hagan thanked the...

School Bus Hits, Kills First-Grader: 'We're Hurting'

Investigators are looking into accident in Jefferson County

(Newser) - At the end of the school day on the last day of school before winter break in Missouri's Jefferson County, tragedy for the family of one first-grader. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the little boy, who hasn't been identified, had just gotten off his school bus at...

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School Bus Full of Kids Crashes Into Creek

Driver and all the students escape serious injury in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - A school bus full of middle schoolers crashed into a creek in Pennsylvania Tuesday, though no serious injuries were reported. Several of the 29 kids aboard, plus the driver, wound up in a nearby hospital after the bus slid down an embankment into Bushkill Creek in Easton, though all were...

Massachusetts Has Creative Fix for Crippling Shortage

National Guard to fill in on school bus routes

(Newser) - Schools are finally opening again; the next challenge is getting kids into the buildings. There are school bus driver shortages all over the country for many reasons. Massachusetts has a solution—at least a temporary fix. Up to 250 members of the Massachusetts National Guard who already have commercial driver’...

Introducing Your New Bus Driver: Mom and Dad

Meanwhile, one school district will force many kids to walk

(Newser) - Schools in many states are having a hard time finding school bus drivers—to the extent that one school is offering to pay parents who drive their kids. The EastSide Charter School in Wilmington, Del., is offering $700 per year for each child that is dropped off and picked up....

Sheriff: Kids' Questions Fluster School Bus Hijacker

Army trainee at Fort Jackson in SC boarded bus, eventually let children off; nobody was injured

(Newser) - An Army trainee is being held in South Carolina after hijacking a school bus with 18 children and the driver on it, authorities said. No one was injured, CNN reports. Pvt. Jovan Collazo, 23—who was in his third week of basic training—wanted to go home, a Fort Jackson...

At Least 2 Killed in Tenn. School Bus Crash

Multiple students were hospitalized

(Newser) - A school bus carrying children crashed Tuesday in Tennessee, killing at least two people and injuring others, officials said. The crash involved a utility service vehicle and happened on state Highway 58 in Meigs County in eastern Tennessee, said Lt. Bill Miller of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Tennessee Education Commissioner...

He Led Cops on Long Chase, Couldn't Reach Gas Pedal

Police say 11-year-old boy stole school bus, had to stand to reach the pedal

(Newser) - An 11-year-old Louisiana boy faces a series of charges after police said he stole a school bus and led several vehicles on a chase that lasted 45 minutes. Baton Rouge police said the boy hit three vehicles while taunting them and flipping officers off, NBC News reports. Officers blocked traffic...

1 Dead After Rental Truck Hits School Bus

Truck driver killed in Georgia accident

(Newser) - A man is dead and six students were injured after a box truck crashed into the back of a school bus that had stopped to let students off Wednesday in rural Georgia, the AP reports. The bus was stopped on a highway in Bacon County around 3:30pm when the...

Girl, 6, Killed at Bus Stop While Holding Grandmother's Hand

Child was standing on the sidewalk when a truck hit her

(Newser) - Every morning, Jerrnia Horne, 6, was walked to her school bus stop by a parent or grandparent. On Friday, as the South Carolina girl waited for her bus, holding her grandmother's hand, a truck hit her. She died later at a hospital. "We were on the sidewalk. Then,...

Axe Body Spray Does It Again: Bus Evacuated

About 15 students suffer 'mild respiratory irritation'

(Newser) - Like Axe Body Spray? These 30 Florida school children may never like it again. Their Manatee Country School District bus was pulled over and evacuated Monday after an "excessive amount" of the product was released inside, Fox News reports. "It was a unified command decision to call out...

3 Siblings Were Killed at a Bus Stop. The Verdict Is In

Alyssa Shepherd found guilty of reckless homicide in 2018 crash that killed Indiana children

(Newser) - An Indiana woman was convicted Friday of reckless homicide for plowing her pickup truck into four children, killing three of them as they crossed a two-lane highway to board their school bus. The Fulton County jury also found Alyssa Shepherd, 24, guilty of criminal recklessness in the Oct. 30, 2018,...

Bus Driver Charged After 911 Call From 5th-Grader

'There's still kids on there,' student tells dispatcher

(Newser) - It's one thing when a child calls 911 to report this of an adult: "She's like wobbling, and then her eyes—you can tell she was drunk." It's another when that child is a fifth-grader and the adult in question is driving his school bus....

Bus Driver Saves Kid From Car That Ignored Red Lights

The incident was captured on video

(Newser) - "This is exactly why you should NEVER pass a school bus when the stop arm is out and the red lights are flashing!" So said Norwich City School District on this video it posted on Facebook, which shows 13-year-old Matthew Squires exiting his school bus just as a...

Kids Were on a Field Trip. Sex Offender Was Caught on Bus

Michael Charles Friedrichs has a history of getting on school buses

(Newser) - Among the last places you'd want to find a high-level sex offender is on a school bus with a bunch of kindergarteners. That's exactly where one was discovered in St. Paul last week, and "horrified" parents are livid. Per the Pioneer Press , police say 61-year-old Michael Charles...

Bad Time to Overdose: While Driving School Bus Full of Kids

Lisa Byrd facing child endangerment charges after she's revived with Narcan: cops

(Newser) - A school bus carrying a dozen special-needs children crashed into a tree in Newark on Wednesday, but police say that wasn't the worst part. Though no kids were injured, the driver of the bus, found slumped over the wheel, had overdosed on heroin and had to be revived with...

Medics Meet Boy They Saved After Horrific School Bus Crash

Maverik Lowe nearly died in Indiana accident last year

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Indiana boy who survived a bus stop crash that killed three young siblings has met the medics who saved his life, per the AP . Maverik Lowe's mother wrote on Facebook that her son on Saturday met with a nurse and a paramedic who treated him during a...

Schools Chief After Train Crashes Into Bus: 'My Heart Is Broken'

One student dead, 2 injured

(Newser) - One student was killed and two other individuals were injured after an East Texas school bus was hit by a train on Friday, authorities say. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported the collision took place around 4pm, when the bus was at a train crossing in Athens, located about 70 miles...

School Bus Full of Kids on Way to Christmas Musical Hit by Truck

1 student dead, 1 injured in the incident

(Newser) - Indiana students were on their way to a Christmas musical when tragedy struck Wednesday morning. A flatbed truck towing a trailer rear-ended their school bus near the Marshall County town of Argos, leaving one teenage boy dead and another injured, the AP reports. The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation bus...

They Were Waiting for the Bus. Then, Backpacks Everywhere

Tampa car crash that injured 7 is 5th time in 3 days that accidents occurred at or near bus stops

(Newser) - School safety has become a nationwide issue , but now school bus stops are also in the spotlight, for a completely different reason. CNN notes that, for the fifth time in three days, kids have been injured or killed at or near bus stops, with the latest story coming out of...

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