Schools, Law Enforcement Respond to Student Gun Threats

Just days after a deadly Florida school shooting that resulted in 17 fatalities and 14 wounded, school officials and law enforcement officers underscored the need for parental involvement and proper student behavior as they contend with students bringing or threatening to bring guns and weapons aboard school buses. 

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Shooting Creates Somber Mood at Florida School Bus Meeting

Discussions around the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a recent Florida Association for Pupil Transportation directors meeting centered on the mental health of students as members struggled to make sense of the tragedy.

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Hey, Ms. Bus Driver, 'Am I safe on this school bus?'

Amid all the talk of school violence in the news, it is not if but when a student will ask, "Am I safe on this school bus?" You may only have a second or two to answer. What are you going to say and how do you say it? 

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Students and Guns: What Can School Bus Drivers Do?

A number of gun-related incidents on or around school buses prompted a question to one of the nation's pre-imminent school security experts: What can and should school bus drivers do to deter such cases?

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How School Bus Drivers Can Protect Disabled Children from Bullying

Children with disabilities, like cerebral palsy, are more likely than other kids to be victims of bullying. The school bus is a place where these children are especially vulnerable. School transportation workers have an important role to play in keeping kids safe every day, and that extends to protecting the vulnerable from bullying. Along with teachers, administrators and parents, bus drivers can contribute to preventing harmful bullying. 

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School Buses Solve Winter Woes for Vermont District

Realizing the challenges faced by students who have to walk to school in the winter, an organization in Vermont arranged for the Winooski School District to receive school bus services as part of a winter transportation pilot program. 

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