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Child Sexual Predators are Premeditated, Not Opportunistic

The 2007 abduction of then 13-year-old Ben Ownby from his bus stop in Missouri suggests that child sexual predators "cruise" bus stops looking for any child that is unescorted. While…
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So Much for Compartmentalization in New Airplane Design

School bus safety is predicated on the concept of compartmentalization, the safety envelope provided to students by the cushioned high back bench seats that are supposed to keep the children…
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Beating on a School Bus

The Belleville Police Department in Illinois released this video today. You can hear the school bus driver repeatedly telling students to sit down as the student is beaten.News reports say…
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N.C. Pregnant Teen Shot Dead

The title itself is horrifying and the details are no better. Moments after a relative left Tiffany Wright, a pregnant 15-year-old, at her bus stop, she heard three gunshots. Moments…
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Parents Tackle Fear of Walk to School

In a recent New York Times article, writer Jann Hoffman looked at one mother's decision to allow her daughter to walk to school against a backdrop of fear of strangers,…
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Freightliner to Embark on Road Toward All-Electric Vehicles

While school buses are seemingly not part of the discussion — yet, anyay — Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler and the provider of chassis for Thomas Built…
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Collins Bus at Frontlines of Alternative Fuel Technology

With recent statements made by school bus manufacturers that they expect an additional 20- to 30-percent downturn in school bus production this year amid the struggling economy, things seem to…
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Incorporating the School Bus into Back to School Bus Night

The About.com Special Needs Children blog had an interesting post today from writer Terry Mauro on the importance of parents attending their child's back to school night. She says more…
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Bus Cuts a Punishment to Voters? You Bet

Like many school districts nationwide, Upper Township School District in Petersburg, N.J., located near Ocean City is saddled with immense budget cuts.
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