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  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • School Bus Driver Charged in Deadly Chattanooga Crash

    11/22/2016 1:12:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | November 22, 2016 | jonathan mattise
    A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children. The wreck Monday afternoon plunged the city of Chattanooga into mourning, with parents stricken by the news and people lining up to donate blood. "The most unnatural thing in the world is for a parent to mourn the loss of a child," Mayor Andy Berke said. "There are no words that can bring comfort to a mother or a father. So today, the city is...
  • Speeding Tennessee school bus driver asked kids if they were 'ready to die' before fatal wreck

    11/22/2016 9:30:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 124 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 22, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    The Tennessee school bus driver charged in a wreck that killed five elementary school kids allegedly asked the students if they were "ready to die" as he raced down a narrow Chattanooga road, a parent said. Johnthony Walker was speeding "well above" the posted speed limit and lost control of the bus before it flipped over and wrapped around a tree, police wrote in an arrest affidavit. [Snip] Walker, 24, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for the deaths of five Woodmore Elementary School students: three fourth graders, a first grader and a kindergartner. None of the children...
  • Multiple fatalities in Tenn. school bus crash

    11/21/2016 3:38:36 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 27 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | November 21, 2016, 5:39 PM | CBS NEWS
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Authorities say there are multiple fatalities in an elementary school bus crash, CBS Chattanooga affiliate WDEF reported. Sources told WDEF that as many as 12 passengers may have been killed on Monday. Authorities say there are multiple fatalities but have not said a number. The bus was carrying students from kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Armed police impersonator pulls over AISD school bus

    10/19/2016 3:07:53 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 19, 2016 | Andy Jechow
    A man with a gun pulled over an AISD school bus while impersonating a police officer on Tuesday. The incident began during dismissal at Murchison Middle School, located 3700 N. Hills Dr. in West Austin. A driver reported that a man, described as white and wearing a red shirt and tan shorts, was taking photos of Murchison students as they used the crosswalk. Later Tuesday afternoon, a man with a similar description posed as a law enforcement officer and pulled over a bus that had one Anderson High School student on board. After the driver dropped off the student, the...
  • 17-year-old to be charged with bus assault on 5-year-old (Black thug hits white girl)

    08/30/2016 5:52:13 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 81 replies
    WRDW WAGT NBC26 ^ | August 29 | Liz Owens
    BAMBERG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Parents of a 5 year-old girl are furious. They say security video, taken on a Bamberg school bus, shows her being hit. Now, the 17-year-old accused of hitting her has a warrant out for his arrest. Jasmine's parents want to know why the high school student was allowed to ride the bus in the first place. Terry Peters says he immediately noticed the mark on his little girl's face when he picked her up from after school care on Thursday. "I'm very upset! I'm mad," Peters said. He says the daycare workers told him 17 year old...
  • 2 students dead, others injured after HISD bus crash

    09/15/2015 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | 09/15/2015 | KHOU Staff
    HOUSTON – Two students have died and several others were injured when a Houston Independent School District bus fell off the 610 South Loop on Tuesday morning. The Houston Fire Department confirmed the student's death to KHOU 11 News. Houston TranStar reports the crash occurred at Telephone Road around 7 a.m. Investigators with the Houston Police Department said a late-model Buick LeSabre on the left-hand side of the bus thought that a car was going to drift into their lane. The Buick then shift over into the school bus to avoid the other vehicle. At that time, the school bus...
  • Two Students Dead in School Bus Crash in Houston

    09/15/2015 7:52:29 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Two high school students were killed and two others were injured after a bus overturned on a highway in Houston on Thursday morning, school officials said. The bus driver was also hurt in the crash. The Houston Fire Department responded to the wreck just after 7 a.m. local time, Senior Captain Ruy Lozano told NBC News. The Houston Independent School District wrote on its blog that a female student died at the scene of the crash, and a second female student later died of her injuries. The other two students aboard the bus and the driver were "seriously injured," and...
  • TEXAS SCHOOL BUS DRIVER FIRED AFTER NOT NOTICING 3 DRUNK WOMEN RIDING WITH KIDS

    09/03/2015 6:47:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    ABC7NY ^ | Thursday, September 03, 2015
    Texas school bus driver fired after not noticing 3 drunk women riding with kidsA school bus driver in Texas was fired and three women face charges after the women allegedly boarded a bus filled with middle-school students and rode to school, officials said. The alleged incident occurred last Friday on a bus from the North East Independent School District in San Antonio. The three women, all in their 20s, were allegedly intoxicated when they were caught-on-camera boarding the bus filled with children, the unconventional riders apparently slipping right past the bus driver and taking two seats in the back the...
  • Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper James Schoenfeld Freed on Parole, May Be in Bay Area

    08/07/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The second of three convicts in the infamous Chowchilla kidnapping is a free man and believed to be in the Bay Area. James Schoenfeld, 63, who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver, was released on parole Friday after nearly 40 years in prison. Schoenfeld was freed from the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo after Gov. Jerry Brown allowed the parole to go ahead a week ago, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. He is expected to join his brother, Richard, who was paroled last year....
  • Two children, one adult killed and 23 hurt in crash between two school buses (Tenn)

    12/02/2014 4:10:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 18 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | News Sentinel staff
    KNOXVILLE — Two Sunnyview Primary School students and a Sunnyview teacher's aide died Tuesday afternoon when two school buses serving Sunnyview and Chilhowee Intermediate School crashed with "a big bang" in East Knoxville, authorities said. ~snip~ Police gave no names or ages of the students but said most ranged from kindergarten to second grade. Relatives of at least one victim learned of the death at the scene from the police chief and burst into screams and tears.
  • Teens hijack Baltimore school bus, hit driver with fire extinguisher

    08/07/2014 6:58:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | John Clarke
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Three teenagers were arrested on Thursday after assaulting a Baltimore school bus driver with a fire extinguisher and trash can, then hijacking the bus for a joy ride, police and local media said.
  • Bus Driver Fired for Using Her Own SUV 'Was Strictly Thinking about the kids'

    03/06/2014 11:10:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    CTV News ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014
    Calgary residents are throwing their support behind a local school bus driver who was fired for picking up a group of students in her own SUV. Kendra Lindon was fired by First Student Canada after she picked up six junior high students in her own vehicle last month, after discovering that her bus wouldn’t start. There weren't enough seat belts for two of her passengers, but Lindon said, at the time, she was more concerned about the students waiting in the extreme cold. The temperature that morning was in the minus 20s. She also said she wasn't sure a replacement...
  • ‘She’s going to kill us!’ kids screamed as boozed up Columbus bus driver drove school children home

    11/29/2013 3:09:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 28, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    As a boozed-up school bus driver careened down Columbus, Ohio, city streets, terrified children yelled “She’s going to kill us!” cops and witnesses say. Tia Denton, 51, was nearly three times over the legal .08 blood alcohol content limit and way off her route as she took turns too fast and dropped of her young charges Monday. Concerned parents and district transportation officials took notice and called cops about the erratic — and tardy — driver, the Columbus Dispatch reports. One witness said her three grandchildren, ages 6, 9, and 10 years old were an hour late and dropped off...
  • Rutgers University Bus Driver Claims He Was Fired For Praying For Disabled Student

    11/14/2013 4:28:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    CBS Local ^ | November 13, 2013
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Rutgers University students are rallying around a popular bus driver who claims he was fired after praying for God to heal a wheelchair-bound passenger. Driver Stan McNeil, a Christian who is known for doling out encouragement and inspiration, claims he was forced to resign recently because he put his hands on a disabled student and prayed for her. He defended his actions in a nearly nine-minute video posted to YouTube earlier this week. “I prayed for the lady, I put my hand on her and I prayed,” McNeil said. “They said we don’t need your...
  • Three 16-Year-Old Students Charged For Brutal Attack On School Bus (New Attack w/ video)

    10/15/2013 3:13:15 PM PDT · by Main Street · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 15 October 2013 | James Nye
    Authorities in Pennsylvania are to file criminal charges against three students involved in a brutal beating on a school bus on Wednesday - and the bus driver who did nothing to stop the attack and didn't allow the two victims to flee from the vehicle. Police in Chester acted after they viewed video posted onto Facebook that shows one student on the Delaware County Alternative High School bus allegedly hitting 17-year-old Dylan Fonner in the face repeatedly. The grainy video which shows Fonner's face being bloodied, lasts seven minutes and was posted on the Facebook page belonging to one of...
  • Probation Recommended For Teens in School Bus Beating

    08/13/2013 5:51:37 PM PDT · by Main Street · 74 replies
    myfoxtampabay ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | myfoxtampabay
    <p>Nine months of probation is the recommendation for two of three teenagers accused in a brutal beating aboard a Gulfport school bus.</p> <p>The teens made an appearance Tuesday morning in their hearing in Pinellas County, but no final decision has been made on their future.</p>
  • Civil rights activists remain silent on Florida school bus beating video

    08/08/2013 5:27:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/7/2013
    A viral video showing the beating of a 13-year-old white boy by three African-American youths in Florida has left hundreds of thousands of viewers horrified, but critics say the case doesn't seem to be attracting much sympathy from self-styled civil rights activists. In the chilling video, three 15-year-old boys repeatedly beat and kick a victim police said was left with a broken arm and two black eyes. Although Florida came under fire in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and George Zimmerman's acquittal by activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson - who called it an "apartheid state" - neither...
  • Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges on School Bus

    The Winchester (Va.) Police Department is taking a close look at its officers' weapons holsters after an officer's gun accidentally went off in a special needs school bus.The incident occurred Monday morning when a middle school student reached for a police officer's gun, reports TV3Winchester. Fortunately, no one was injured.The officer had been dispatched to the bus to calm down the student. While the officer was sitting next to him, the student reached over and put his finger on the trigger of the weapon. The bullet went through the seat and hit the floor.
  • Disabled 13-year-old Brooklyn girl hurled off moving bus by bully

    03/13/2013 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Sopater · 89 replies
    Daily News ^ | March 13, 2013
    A bully tossed a disabled girl out of the back door of a moving school bus and straight into the path of oncoming traffic — an attack that easily could have ended in death. Two matrons were on the bus dealing with a ruckus, but neither was able to protect Amore-Virginia Peterson, 13, on Friday. She said that when she slammed into the pavement she thought she “was going to die” — but she managed to scramble out of the road before she was hit by the cars bearing down on her. The bipolar sixth-grader suffered a broken collarbone and...