School Bus Aide Arrested; Video of Student Assault

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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Lawyers Discuss NJ Bus Crash

UPDATE — JUNE 27 — The state senate in New Jersey has unanimously passed (38-0) its lap and shoulder restraint school bus bill and sent it on to Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday, June 25. He is likely to sign the bill in the wake of the recent fatal NJ school bus crash. “If Murphy signs the bill, all school buses must be manufactured with shoulder restraints, in addition to the lap belts the state already requires, within 180 days of the bill's enactment,” reported the Daily Record.

The bill was originally introduced five years ago after another school bus crash. Sen. Sam Thompson, R-Old Bridge, the bill’s author, said, “When this measure is signed into law, students riding a bus will finally have access to the same lap and shoulder seat belts that we trust to protect them in their family cars.”

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