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.
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.
Two South Carolina students brought drugs and weapons onto a school bus, while a driver in Conn. was arrested for using the company school bus he drove to conduct drug deals.
A series of bombings in the city of Austin, Texas, this month, put residents and police on high alert. It also complicated school schedules and student transportation.
A fire that destroyed one Asheville City School District school bus and damaged three more was set intentionally, said the Asheville Fire Department.
The death of first grader Arlana Haynes in a Jan. 29 school bus crash has inspired her parents to call for seat belt legislation and resulted in charges of first degree Vehicular Homicide being brought against the school bus driver.