School Bus Aide Arrested When Video Shows Assault on Student

A Prince George’s County (Maryland) Schools bus aide was arrested over the weekend and held without bond after school bus video obtained by local police from the school district showed him beat a student with special needs during a route.

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Special-Ed Attorney Melinda Jacobs was Murdered, Police Say

UPDATE — JUNE 7 — The body of special education attorney and frequent expert speaker Melinda Jacobs was found by local law enforcement officers on May 12 in an apparent murder-suicide in the Tennessee home she shared with her husband. Jacobs was only 59 years old. A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for June 16, at 2-4 p.m., at the Life Event Center, 1404 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, Tenn. 37803.

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Lawyers Begin Circling N.J. Bus Crash, Comment on Liability

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — On May 31, the USA Today Network reported that the New Jersey Department of Education “told the Paramus schools superintendent in December that a school bus driver involved in a fatal crash was ineligible to drive and asked her to acknowledge that the district would comply with that determination, documents show.”

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission also confirmed that the bus driver’s license was suspended 14 times in past years, with the most recent suspension occurring in Dec. 2017. Meanwhile, the 77-year-old accused bus driver is scheduled to appear in court on June 25 for a mandatory pre-indictment conference (hearing). “As currently charged, Muldrow legally faces between 10 and 20 years in prison—between five and 10 years for each fatality,” noted the Daily Record.

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