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  • 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...
  • Bragging attacker posted horrifying video...

    02/07/2013 10:25:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | David Mccormack
    FULL TITLE: Bragging attacker posted horrifying video on Facebook of girl, 16, being brutally beaten on school bus An honor roll student in Pasco County, Florida was viciously attacked on the school bus by a fellow student who then posted a video of the sickening incident on Facebook and bragged about it. Chase Cristia, 16, says she was attacked on Friday afternoon after sticking up for a friend earlier that day. During the brief but brutal beating an unnamed 17-year old girl approached Chase at the back of the bus, grabbed her and then repeatedly punched her in the back...
  • Hostage drama drags on after Alabama school bus shooting

    01/31/2013 6:48:02 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 61 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 31 January 2013 | Phil Sears
    MIDLAND CITY, Alabama (Reuters) - A gunman suspected of fatally shooting an Alabama school bus driver before holing up in an underground bunker with a young child is a Vietnam veteran with anti-government views, authorities and an organization that tracks hate groups said on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies were bivouacked near the bunker in Midland City but offered few details about a standoff with the shooter that stretched into its second day on Wednesday.Authorities said driver Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, was killed after the gunman boarded a bus ferrying more than 20 children home from school...
  • Six middle school students charged with assault after attack on Virginia bus driver

    11/29/2012 11:20:38 AM PST · by Arthurio · 42 replies
    By Daniel Arkin, NBC News Six students who allegedly assaulted a Richmond, Va., middle school bus driver Tuesday have been arrested and charged, according to the Richmond Police Department. The unidentified students face felony aggravated assault and assault by mob charges, police said. A seventh student was suspended in connection with the incident. Richmond City school administrators said the group of students attacked a bus driver on the way to Albert Hill Middle School at approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The alleged assault left the 55-year-old male bus driver with serious face and head injuries, according to NBC12, a station...
  • Bus Driver Tells Boy Chanting 'Romney' With Classmates He 'Should Have Been Aborted'

    10/15/2012 5:55:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 15, 2012
    Bus Driver Tells Boy Chanting 'Romney' With Classmates He 'Should Have Been Aborted' Unidentified 81-year-old driver was fired after an investigation By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 15 October 2012 A 12-year-old Wisconsin boy is haunted by the cruel taunt of his bus driver, who told him that his mother should have opted for abortion instead of bringing him into the world. Joey Hartlaub was confused and upset by the remark and his mother, understandably, was furious. Debbie Ann Hartlaub said the 81-year-old bus driver had been harassing her son for weeks. She went straight to the bus company with her story...
  • Bus Driver Tells 12 Year-Old He Should Have Been Aborted Because of Romney Yard Sign

    10/11/2012 6:46:49 AM PDT · by massmike · 94 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10/11/2012 | Jim Hoft
    A bus driver told a 12 year-old student that he should have been aborted because his family had a Romney-Ryan sign in their yard. The child attends a Catholic school in New Berlin. He rides a Durham school bus. The company also provides service to the New Berlin public school district. Apparently, the Romney-Ryan yard sign bugs the bus driver and she’s been harassing the boy, making rude comments to him related to politics. When the driver engaged the 12-year-old boy in a political conservation, he responded by saying that Obama is pro-abortion. The bus driver allegedly said to the...
  • School Bus Stop Arm Cameras Up & Running

    08/27/2012 7:28:07 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    CBS Local (DFW) ^ | August 27, 2012 | CBS Dallas
    DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – According to Texas law, drivers must come to a complete stop when they see a school bus with its red lights flashing. New technology will now make it easier to catch those violating the law in Dallas County. As of Monday, Dallas County Schools and the City of Dallas are now using a high-tech program to protect students getting on or off school buses. Video cameras have been installed on the automated stop sign arm. The cameras are set up to identify license plates. The recordings are later reviewed by a licensed police officer and offending...
  • Student arrested after bus fight posted on Facebook

    08/26/2012 4:15:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    FOX59 ^ | August 24, 2012 | news
    A Franklin Township student has been arrested after a bus fight was recorded on a cell phone and posted on Facebook. . . Police characterized one of the students as the aggressor, saying the teen ordered the other student out of “his seat.” The fight broke out after the other student refused. . . When they recovered, one student threw and landed multiple punches to the other student’s face and upper body. The recipient of the blows had to go to the hospital and needed stitches. The student who threw the punches was arrested on charges of battery and...
  • School Buses an Ideal Environment for Bullying

    School buses serve as a setting for as much as 10% of all bullying incidents in the country, according to the data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. The reality, however, could be much worse, since as many as two-thirds of all bullying incidents that take place in the U.S. schools are never reported. A recent article on Slate.com explained that limited space and lack of adequate supervision make school bus bullying notoriously hard to control and reduce. Jeremy Stahl, writing at Slate.com, said that he polled his colleagues about their own and their kids’ experiences and many recalled...
  • Who Should Be a School Bus Monitor? [Re Klein video incident]

    07/01/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Woman Around Town ^ | June 25, 2012 | Charlene Giannetti
    By now the whole world has seen the video of a group of middle school boys bullying Karen Klein, the school bus monitor in Greece, New York. The boys have been vilified, their families threatened, and the school board will decide whether the boys will be suspended for the entire 2012-2013 school year. An online site has collected more than $500,000 for Klein and she is being showered with gifts, including an expense-paid trip to Disney World by ABC, which owns the theme park. An important issue, however, is not being addressed. What were Klein’s qualifications for being a school...
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...
  • Four vehicle crash includes Seguin ISD school bus 9 children injured

    04/27/2012 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Rightly Biased · 18 replies
    KWED Seguin ^ | 4/27/2012 | Darren Dunn
    Nine kids were injured when a school bus got tangled up in a four-vehicle crash on State Highway 123 near Foxtrotter Road on Friday morning. (Seguin) -- Nine Seguin ISD students were injured in a multiple vehicle accident this morning on State Highway 123 near Foxtrotter Road. State troopers say the crash involved the school bus, a gravel hauling 18-wheeler and two passenger vehicles. The accident produced a fire and severe damage to all of the vehicle. SISD Public Information Officer Sean Hoffmann confirmed the injuries during an interview this morning on radio station KWED. "There was indeed a Seguin...
  • Seventh graders save out-of-control bus as driver passes out

    04/10/2012 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SoftballMominVA · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4 - 6- 12 | Isolde Raftery
    When a school bus driver in Milton, Wash. lost consciousness on the way to school Monday morning, two seventh-grade boys jumped to action, KING 5 News reported.
  • BLUEBIRD #1

    03/07/2012 12:51:45 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    BRIGHTBLUESKY.COM ^ | Mar. 07, 2012 | swampsniper
    The story of the first school bus. Nice video.
  • NJ trooper's triplets in bus crash: 1 dead, 2 hurt

    02/16/2012 4:15:48 PM PST · by mware · 15 replies
    boston,com ^ | February 16, 2012 | By Beth DeFalco
    CHESTERFIELD, N.J.—A dump truck collided with a bus carrying elementary schoolchildren on Thursday, killing an 11-year-old daughter of a state trooper and critically injuring three other students -- two of them the triplet sisters of the dead girl, authorities said. The accident occurred just after 8 a.m. at a four-way intersection in Chesterfield, a town south of Trenton. It sent the bus, which was carrying 25 students, crashing sideways into a traffic signal pole, crumpling the side. Police said 17 students received injuries, most of them minor.
  • School bus, dump truck collide in South Jersey; one student killed (With Video)

    02/16/2012 10:41:17 AM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    A student died when a school bus and a dump truck collided Thursday morning leaving multiple other New Jersey elementary school students injured, according to Burlington County authorities and NBC10. The violent crash happened at Bordentown-Chesterfield Road (County Route 528) and Old York Road in Chesterfield, N.J. a little before 8:30 a.m., according to authorities. Some kids on the bus, which the school district says was headed to Chesterfield Township Elementary School, were hurt but dispatchers didn’t know how many or the extent of their injuriesView more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com. A student was killed in the wreck, according to authorities....
  • White Middle-Schooler Beaten Unconscious by Group of Black Students

    01/23/2012 9:32:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 136 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2012 | John T. Bennett
    The story is shocking enough, even without bringing race into it: on the way to school in Ocala, FA, a thirteen-year-old girl was beaten unconscious and reportedly went into a seizure after being attacked on the school bus by a group of fellow students. The girl reportedly was riding the bus for the first time. Someone threw a shoe at her, and she threw it back, hitting a student. That's when the beating began. At least seven students surrounded the girl, punched her, held her head to the floor by her hair, and kicked her. The bus driver pulled the...
  • Woman Jumps on School Bus, Beats Students: Cops

    09/08/2011 1:58:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | September 8, 2011 | Todd Wright
    A Broward woman is accused of taking her big sister responsibilities a little too far after hopping on a school bus and attacking students who were allegedly heckling her little sister, Broward Sheriff's Office said. Cynthia Haynes, 23, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts cruelty toward child abuse and burglary for the attack, an arrest report stated.
  • Dad plays best prank ever on teenage son.

    06/06/2011 5:15:53 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    Rain Price will never forget the first day of his sophomore year of high school. On the bus, packed with classmates from his suburban Utah school, Rain peered out the window, mortified. "The school bus for the first time ever came down our street this year," explains Rain’s dad, Dale, to Utah’s Daily Herald. "This was [my son’s] first year on the bus. My wife came running in the room and suggested we go wave at him to embarrass him.” And so began Dale’s hazing ritual that continued every day for the rest of his son's school year. The first...
  • Missile From Gaza Hits School Bus

    04/07/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 04/07/2011 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    JERUSALEM — A 16-year-old Israeli boy was critically wounded on Thursday when an antitank missile fired out of Gaza struck a school bus in southern Israel, according to police and military officials, setting off a new round of hostilities along the Israel-Gaza border.
  • Missile from Gaza hits Israeli school bus; 2 hurt

    04/07/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/7/11 | Aron Heller - AP
    JERUSALEM – An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critically, and prompting fierce Israeli retaliation that killed five Palestinians. Israel unleashed airstrikes and tank fire against Hamas targets across the border. It was the heaviest assault on the coastal territory since a broad military offensive two years ago. Besides the dead, more than 30 Palestinians were wounded, said Palestinian health official Adham Abu Salmiya. He said one of the dead was a 50-year-old civilian who was sitting outside his home when he was struck by...
  • Springfield (MA) bus drivers fed up with student harassment, violence & lack of action by admin

    04/06/2011 3:52:21 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    SPRINGFIELD - School bus drivers in Springfield said they are tired of being harassed and enduring violence from students all while they are just trying to do their job, according to a report by CBS-3. School bus drivers joined school officials at a meeting Tuesday at the M. Marcus Kiley Middle School to try to work out a solution to the decades-old problem of unruly students. June Dakin, a long-time school bus driver, told reporters that young students from M. Marcus Kiley Middle School are some of the worst offenders and that the school's administration hasn't taken any action to...
  • Forgotten Student Left on School Bus the Entire School Day Boy, 7, Left on a School Bus All Day

    01/25/2011 11:56:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 126 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Jan 25, 2011 | TODD WRIGHT
    The wheels on the school bus go 'round and 'round, but eventually students are supposed to get off. Not so for one South Florida boy, who was trapped on his school bus the entire day after the bus driver forgot to check and see if all of the students got off for school. Dylan Gottshall was found Monday on his school bus around 1 p.m., hours after he was supposed to get off and go to class at Parkway Elementary School in Port St. Lucie, TCPalm.com reports. The 7-year-old first grader was picked up at his bus stop around 7:30...
  • More trouble for Illinois Central School Bus: Lawsuit

    10/21/2010 7:23:46 AM PDT · by equalrights4all · 2 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 11, 2010 | a fool in paradise
    In addition to the school bus crash after driver leaned to vomit: lawsuit, there is more trouble for one of the largest bus companies in the nation: Illinois Central School Bus, LLC A mulit-million lawsuit was filed in Federal Court with the United States District Court for the Northern of Illinois Eastern Division.
  • Dad threatens to kill daughter's bullies on bus (Stand with the Father)

    FLORIDA (KGO) -- A father boarded his 11-year old daughter's school bus in central Florida to confront her alleged bullies. She has cerebral palsy, and James Jones says some kids on the bus had been taunting her, hitting her and had even thrown condoms at her. He brought her on board and asked her to point them out. "Everybody sit down. Everybody sit down," Jones said on the surveillance tape. He then orders his 11-year-old daughter to point out her alleged tormenters. "Show me which one. Show me which one," he said. "I'm gonna (expletive) you up -- this is...
  • Leadership Amidst Tragedy & Heroes of Katrina (Schoolbus Nagin gets the prize from ABC news) GAG!

    08/29/2010 7:00:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/29/10
    All video - WATCH: Leadership Amidst Tragedy - Former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin reflects on Katrina. WATCH: Heroes of Katrina - Remembering those who cared for the helpless and rescued the stranded.
  • Obama's Mayor Nagin Moment

    06/08/2010 4:08:47 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 24 replies · 49+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/08/2010 | Gregory Sullivan
    John Lapoint of Packgen in Auburn, Maine, says he’s got plenty of floating oil containment boom and can make lots more on short notice. There’s just one problem: no one will buy it from him. He’s already had a representative from BP visit his factory and inspect his product. The governor of Maine, John Baldacci, visited the facility and made a video plea to no one in particular to close the deal. Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins wrote a letter on May 21 to the secretary of the Interior, the administrator of NOAA, and the commandant of the...
  • Police Investigating School Bus Beating Need Court Order for Surveillance Video

    11/18/2009 9:40:24 AM PST · by Main Street · 13 replies · 1,209+ views
    kmov.com ^ | November 17, 2009 | Diana Zoga
    Police in Hazelwood are told they'll have to get a subpoena to obtain surveillance video of a school bus beating that occurred Friday afternoon. The bus was taking students home from Hazelwood West High School when a 14 year old boy allegedly punched a 15 year old girl in the head, repeatedly. The girl's mother tells me that the bus driver stopped the bus and told the boy to get off. A friend called the girl's mother and told her what was happening. Mom met the bus at a stop near her home, then called police. The girl was swollen...
  • Child Dies in School Bus Shooting ['Israeli-Arab town of Kfar Kassem"]

    10/08/2009 11:52:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 660+ views
    IsraelNationalNews.com - ARUTZ SHEVA ^ | Published: 10/08/09, 4:30 PM / Last Update: 10/08/09, 4:41 PM | Maayana Miskin
    SNIPPET: “(IsraelNN.com) A number of students from the Israeli-Arab town of Kfar Kassem were shot Thursday after gunmen engaged in a shooting spree aimed at their school bus. The attack took place near the village of Kfar Bara. One student was killed in the incident and a number were wounded. Doctors report that the wounded students’ lives do not appear to be in danger. The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Amjad Shawana. The town of Kfar Kassem has announced a three-day mourning period in his memory. Police have arrested five youths from the Israeli-Arab town of Jaljulya in connection...
  • Parents Demanding Answers in Wake of Belleville Bus Attack

    09/18/2009 12:45:13 AM PDT · by Route797 · 40 replies · 3,282+ views
    Fox2 St. Louis ^ | 9-15-2009 | Teresa Woodard and Betsey Bruce
    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI-FOX2now.com) - Parents in the Belleville School district descended upon the school board meeting Wednesday looking for answers. They want to know why two students beat a third kid on a school bus bound for Belleville West High School Monday, and they want to know what the district is doing to prevent it from happening again.
  • Napa bus will have engine similar to Prius'

    09/04/2009 2:47:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies · 344+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 2, 2009 | kelly zito
    Kids in Napa won't hear the usual "clackety clack" of a diesel engine when district bus HY-2 lumbers up to their stop next month. In fact, when the bus is sitting still, they won't hear anything at all. Within a week or two, Napa Valley Unified School District will premiere one of the first small hybrid buses in the nation, thanks to state grants aimed at curbing school bus emissions and a transportation manager's aggressive campaign to green his fleet. "I just got tired of seeing the commercials with the big puff of black smoke coming out of the tailpipe...
  • High School QB Tackles Girl with Loaded Gun on Mississippi School Bus - Video 9/2/09

    09/03/2009 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 28 replies · 1,666+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is inspiring video of a Mississippi High School Quarterback who potentially saved 22 children on a school bus by tackling a 14 year-old girl wielding a loaded gun and threatening to kill students. Kaleb Eulls was on the bus, and when he realized she had the gun he tackled the girl getting the gun away from her. He is now being hailed as a hero for his bravery. The video is grainy, but shows him tackling the girl, and also contains an interview with the hero. . . . (Watch Video)
  • Students, Citizens Thwart School Bus Hijacking

    08/28/2009 7:36:32 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 11 replies · 1,536+ views
    NationalTerrorAlert ^ | 8/27/09 | National
    Quick thinking by a dozen teenagers may have avoided an apparent school bus hijacking from turning tragic, said witnesses. A man boarded a bus as it stopped at Boulevard and Burroughs Road and tried to take control of it, school district and Atlanta police officials said. The suspect briefly fought with the bus driver, forcing her out of the seat and taking control of the vehicle. At about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, an Atlanta Public Schools bus ran off of Boulevard Road after Arris Pitmon, 23, forced his way onto the bus transporting Forrest Hills Academy students and began attacking...
  • Atlanta School Bus Hijacked by "Nearly Naked Man" - Video 8/27/09

    08/28/2009 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 603+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 28, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from Atlanta where a "nearly-naked man" hijacked a school bus there yesterday. He had been acting strangely in a convenience store just prior to jumping on a school bus through a window when it stopped and taking over the bus. The bus ran off the road into a ditch, and when the man tried to run away he was caught by nearby lawn crew. Two children and the bus driver were injured and treated at a local hospital. . . . (Watch Video)
  • New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin spotted at posh Washington, D.C., eatery during lobbying trip

    07/30/2009 12:16:05 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 22 replies · 969+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 7.23.09 | Michelle Krupa
    On a three-day junket to Washington, D.C., to lobby for recovery money, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was spotted Wednesday evening at the posh downtown bistro, The Caucus Room, along with a flock of Republican notables, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Fred Thompson, the 2008 GOP presidential also-ran and former headliner of TV's Law and Order. Also keeping reservations last night at the white-tablecloth eatery were former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, who served eight years in President Bush's cabinet before becoming a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, and singer, songwriter and producer John Rich.
  • Nagin Says Quarantine Experience Was 'Surreal'

    06/11/2009 11:03:28 AM PDT · by green pastures · 22 replies · 1,226+ views
    WDSU.com (New Orleans News ^ | 6/11/2009 | WDSU.com
    NEW ORLEANS -- Mayor Ray Nagin described his experience being quarantined in China amid fears of swine flu exposure as "very surreal" in an interview with WDSU on Wednesday night.
  • ACLU 'Concerned' After Students Told Not To Say Obama

    11/11/2008 4:23:57 PM PST · by pissant · 45 replies · 1,093+ views
    WFTV ^ | 11/11/08 | staff
    PEARL, Miss. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi said Friday that it had received numerous reports from throughout the state from parents and students regarding alleged violations of students’ free speech following Tuesday’s election, Jackson television news station WAPT reported. On Thursday, the Pearl Schools superintendent said that a school bus driver and a coach were disciplined for allegedly telling students not to say President-elect Barack Obama’s name. Reporters with 16 WAPT News received several calls from upset parents that said a school bus driver told the children on a Pearl school bus that if they said Obama’s...
  • Driver Accused Of Stopping School Bus On Tracks With Train Coming

    10/07/2008 2:07:29 PM PDT · by esryle · 20 replies · 1,048+ views
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A Volusia County school bus driver is in trouble Tuesday for threatening to leave kids on some train tracks with a train coming. The students from Campbell Middle School said the bus driver was upset because they would not stop talking. The school bus was headed eastbound on George Ingram Boulevard (see map) on Monday, two blocks from US-1. According to the students, the driver stopped on the tracks, opened the door and told them she wasn't moving until they quieted down. The kids had just left Campbell Middle School and were on their way home....
  • Four Killed in School Bus Crash

    09/26/2008 5:13:56 PM PDT · by Right_Handed_Writer · 26 replies · 615+ views
    WTHR Indy ^ | 09/26/08 | wthr.com
    Cass County - Four people died in a crash involving a school bus in Cass County Friday afternoon. Three of the dead are confirmed to be students. The bus belongs to the Twin Lakes School Corporation in Monticello. The crash, which also involved two dump trucks, happened on US 24 about six miles west of Logansport......Indiana State Police say the school bus was headed westbound as two dump trucks headed eastbound. A moped or other small vehicle stopped or slowed down to turn. The first dump truck could not stop in time and tried to avoid the moped by moving...
  • Girl, 13, killed in school bus crash on U.S. 301 (rear-ended by tractor-trailer)

    09/24/2008 12:39:58 AM PDT · by Alice in Wonderland · 16 replies · 1,227+ views
    Star-Banner ^ | September 23, 2008 | Austin Miller, Joe Callahan, Rick Cundiff, Jessica Greene, Joe Byrnes and Jim Ross
    Nobody saw it coming. The school bus had stopped on U.S. 301 in Citra to let three or four students step off. Suddenly, Jamar Williams and 20 others from North Marion high and middle schools were knocked around or thrown to the floor. A semi had struck the bus from behind. The vehicles lurched forward and erupted in flames. "It just hit. It happened too fast," said Jamar, 14. "It was just so smoky it was hard to see. "I just remembered from television, stay calm in these situations and don't panic," he said. "That's how people get killed." Despite...
  • Superintendent not laughing at school bus prank (Radio personality gets on school bus)

    08/26/2008 9:17:04 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 25 replies · 305+ views
    News & Record ^ | August 26, 2008
    CHARLOTTE (MCT) — The host of a Charlotte FM radio station that sent a staff member aboard a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bus as part of a prank Monday said this morning that the incident was never meant to be malicious. "We thought it was pretty entertaining," said Brotha' Fred, host of the Morning Mayhem on WIBT (96.1 FM). "We try to entertain in a way that some people will think was funny and some won't." "But we had no malicious intent." A staff member from the show, Jase Edward "Cubby" Squires, 26, was charged with causing a disturbance on a school...
  • Inside, Nagin's a hero, outside, he's a joke

    08/22/2008 8:59:09 PM PDT · by nola61 · 19 replies · 182+ views
    The Times-Picayune | Friday August 22, 2008, 10:31 PM | Michelle Krupa and Frank Donze
    In a scene reminiscent of a satirical Carnival parade, about 75 protesters chanted and waved handmade signs outside a posh Canal Street hotel Friday evening while inside a gilded ballroom two stories above them Mayor Ray Nagin accepted the inaugural Award of Distinction for Recovery, Courage and Leadership from an honorary committee packed with his political allies. MICHAEL DEMOCKER / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Protestors gather outside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans Friday August 22, 2008 to protest Mayor Ray Nagin getting an award. Marching in a circle so they wouldn't halt foot traffic, protesters wearing T-shirts, shorts and paper hats...