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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...

Driver Who Hit Kids: I Didn't Know It Was a School Bus

Alyssa Shepherd saw flashing lights, but not the children until it was too late

(Newser) - The 24-year-old driver who struck and killed three young siblings crossing a rural Indiana road to their school bus told police that she saw flashing lights but didn't realize they were from a stopped school bus until it was too late, reports ABC News . The Tuesday crash occurred before...

Driver's Illegal U-Turn Attempt Caused Fatal Crash: Authorities

School bus driver crossed 3 lanes in apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn, authorities say

(Newser) - A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn , according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. Authorities charged Hudy Muldrow Sr....

At Least 2 Dead After School Bus Collides With Dump Truck on Highway

Teacher, student reported to be dead in horrific crash

(Newser) - A school bus taking children on a field trip to a New Jersey historic site collided with a dump truck Thursday, ripping the bus apart, knocking it on its side, killing two people and injuring more than 40 others. The two dead are a teacher and a student, the...

Cops Pull Over School Chief for Passing School Bus

It happened during a safety campaign in Melbourne, Florida

(Newser) - Bad: Authorities say a Florida school superintendent was pulled over for illegally passing a school bus. Worse: It happened as police were running a bus safety campaign. Florida Today reports that Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Desmond Blackburn was driving his district-issued SUV the morning of March 27 when he was...

2 Kids Killed as They Crossed Street to Meet School Bus

5- and 6-year-old cousins were hit by tractor-trailer

(Newser) - A tractor-trailer carrying 75,000 pounds of mulch struck and killed two children who ran into the road to meet their approaching school bus in Virginia on Thursday, state police said. State police spokesperson Corinne Geller said six children were standing at the bus stop on a private road off...

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