The Baldwin County Board of Education near Mobile, Ala, recognized a 16-year-old high school student for convincing his inebriated school bus driver to pull over to the side of the road.
A school bus and dump truck violently collided on New Jersey Highway 80 Thursday morning, resulting in two fatalities and several dozen 5th graders being sent to six nearby hospitals with serious injuries, several news reports said. The local ABC TV station, ABC 13, reported that 45 people suffered injuries, while other media outlets reported 43 injured. FoxNews said that there were 38 students and seven adults inside the bus.
Realizing the importance of specific school bus security training for both drivers and student riders, school districts are implementing training specific to bus hijackings or active shooter situations.
Lisle, Ill. — Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation, values its team members providing outstanding customer service—recognizing them with the Customer Champion Award. This month, the special education transportation team in Carpentersville, Ill., earned the honor.
Two recent school bus fires resulted in no more than burned-out vehicles, when their drivers put their training into practice to keep their students safe.
If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the preventive driver and student training advised by security experts with law enforcement experience could save lives onboard a school bus.