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A 16-year-old Florida student has died from injuries sustained from being hit by a car while walking to his waiting school bus. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Cameron Mayhew was crossing a southbound lane to get to his bus when motorists Zackery Treinen ignored the bus’ deployed stop arm, slamming his 2013 Chrysler into the student. According to the FHP, the 23-year-old driver was cited for failing to stop for a school bus. Mayhew’s parents said that the high school sophomore was an organ donor and his organs would be used, if possible.

North Carolina police officers responded to a call of a pit bull showing aggression to a group of students waiting at a bus stop. When the dog failed to respond to attempts to lure the animal away from the children, the officers shot and killed the pit bull. This is not the first time that police officers had been called out to the area to deal with aggressive pit bulls. Two other dogs were close by, but were not involved. The owner of the pit bulls was located, telling investigators that the dogs escaped a fenced area. The investigation has been turned over to animal control for further review. The children were unharmed.

A Georgia school district has purchased 16 new school buses, the new buses coming with a variety of new safety features, which range from noise absorbing ceilings to huge windows that give the driver better visibility around the bus. These new school buses were desperately needed by the district. “We haven’t bought buses in about six years. The fleet that was here was worn and we’re having a lot of problems with certain brand of buses,” said the county transportation director. “We struggled most of the school year just having enough buses running each day to cover the morning and afternoon rounds and also field trips and athletic trips.” The district has four schools and transports roughly 2,200 of the 3,400 students on school buses. On top of having the safety feature that prevents the buses from moving unintentionally, the new buses have a child reminder noise, alerting the driver to go back and check the bus to make sure no child was left behind on the bus. There is also a lost and found area on the bus to store things that students leave behind on the bus, which happens frequently.

Texas authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a former bus driver wanted for indecency with a child. After a 15-year-old girl came forward to claim she had been sexually abused by a family member, the New Braunfels Police Department issued a warrant for the arrest of 42-year-old Raymond Francis Parizo Jr., who had been working as a school bus driver in the Comal ISD. The school district has cooperated with the investigation, stating that Parizo was no longer employed as a bus driver and there was no evidence that he had any inappropriate contact with other students. The NBPD issued two search warrants on Parizo’s residence and a storage unit in his name. Evidence was seized, including electronic devices, at both locations. The former bus driver is wanted on one count of indecency with a child by exposure, a 3rd degree felony.


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