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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.... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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.... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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 »

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