Authorities Question Maintenance Records in Iowa School Bus Fire

The Iowa school district at the center of the fatal Dec. 12 school bus fire that claimed the lives of the driver and a 16-year-old student said it was simply following directions from the state when it updated the vehicle's maintenance repair records weeks later to indicate out-of-service deficiencies were fixed.

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Preliminary Report Inconclusive on Iowa School Bus Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board said investigators still do not know why a 74-year-old school bus driver and a 16-year-old student in Iowa were unable to evacuate the vehicle after a fire started in the engine compartment last month.

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Wiring to Blame in North Carolina School Bus Fires

Checks on all North Carolina school buses are recommended as an investigation concludes that engine wiring was the cause in two school bus fires in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district last year. 

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