March 16, 2006
Hampton Roads, VA A 13-year-old Toano
Middle School student was arrested Wednesday after he shot two
students with a BB gun, police said. The child, whose name wasn't
released, fired the BB gun at the students, ages 12 and 13, while
waiting for a school bus. A witness called police when the boy who
fired the shots boarded the school bus. The 13-year-old was charged
with two counts of assault and battery and one count of brandishing
Florence, KY A third-grader at Ockerman
Elementary School in Florence was charged and released to the
custody of his mother Monday after police said he brought a pellet
gun to school. Other students riding on a school bus with the
9-year-old boy saw the butt of the pellet gun protruding from his
coat pocket and informed a teacher when they arrived at school.
Authorities took him into an office and searched him and discovered
the weapon, which resembled a semi-automatic pistol. The youngster
did not shoot or threaten to shoot anyone, but has been charged with
possession of a weapon on school property.
Severn, MD - A 14-year-old boy
allegedly fired shots from a B-B gun at a school bus stop. It
happened Wednesday morning. Responding officers stopped a bus nearby
and found a boy matching his description with a BB gun in his
backpack. He has been charged with reckless endangerment and
possessing a concealed dangerous weapon. He was released to his
Lawrence, IN A van driven by an 82-year old turned left in front
of a school bus driven by a 76-year old. Five children and three
adults were treated and released at a local hospital. No tickets
MONROE, MI Ė A 3-year old boarded his
school bus with a plastic bag clutched in his hand. An alert bus
assistant noticed the bag and asked to see it. The bag was
marijuana. The studentís mother confessed to police that she kept
marijuana in the house, but the boy told police it got it from his
Dadís car. The parents are facing drug and child neglect charges.
PLAINFIELD, Wis. - One student has died
of injuries suffered when a tractor-trailer plowed into the back of
a school bus stopped along a rural highway. The student was one of
eight people hurt in Tuesday's crash on state Highway 73 west of
Plainfield. The injured were taken to four different hospitals. Two
are listed in critical condition.
The bus carrying 11 students home from the
Tri-County Area School District in Plainfield had its red lights
flashing and a stop arm out when the accident happened,
investigators said. Why the semi failed to stop remained under
March 15, 2006
Easley, SC Two girls fighting resulted
in one of them bringing a gun on the bus to settle the score. The
13-year old girl lifted her shirt to show the other passengers her
gun. Panic broke out with student jumping, screaming and running.
The bus driver focused on getting to the nearest school available,
not her usual stop. The girl was taken into custody and has been
expelled. Charges and appeals are pending.
Wayne County, IN A school bus and a
tractor/trailer rig collided. The bus with about 40 children on
board had just departed Highland Heights Elementary when the crash
occurred. The bus windshield was shattered and it remained pinned
against he big rig and the curb. First Responders removed several
children on backboards. Most have been released and no serious
injuries were reported. Police would not release any details;
however, there was a stop sign for the bus but none in front of the
Washington, DC Shots were fired
Wednesday at a D.C. school bus carrying four children. None of the
students were injured; however, an adult attendant was slightly
injured by shattered glass. The bus driver sped up to get through an
intersection then pulled over. Another bus delivered the students to
Rogersville, TN A empty bus, except for
the driver, was shot. The driver heard something but did not notice
anything until she arrived at Joseph Rogers Primary School and found
the behind her seat broken, a bullet hole in the window frame and a
spent bullet lying on the bus floor.
Richmond, VA A Goochland County school
bus carrying between 22 and 24 students was hit by a passenger
vehicle this morning. There were no serious injuries. These buses
travel about 5000 miles per day and this is first serious accident
in a long time.
March 14, 2006
Easton, PA A man in a van tried to
abduct a 14-year-old student as she walked to her bus stop in Easton
Tuesday morning, Easton police said. It was the second abduction
attempt near a bus stop in the Lehigh Valley area in two days. On
Monday, a third-grader in Pen Argyl reported four men tried to lure
her into an SUV.
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Eight people were injured on Tuesday morning
after a school bus hit a minivan. The bus allegedly blew through a
stop sign and hit the minivan, causing the bus to flip on its side.
Five students were hurt in the accident. The bus driver and the two
people in the van were also injured. None of the injuries are
Detroit, MI Four students were injured
while riding on a school bus on Detroit's east side Tuesday morning.
The school bus ran over a branch on a curb, and timber sprang up and
shattered a window on the bus, Local 4 learned. The four children
who were on board the bus were sprayed with glass.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO The driver of a
pickup truck was killed and his passenger was seriously injured when
the vehicle collided with a school bus in northwest Missouri. The
Missouri State Highway Patrol said David Merriman, 19, of Camden,
was killed in the accident about 4:30 p.m. Monday in Ray County,
just outside Excelsior Springs. According to the patrol, the truck
had just crested a hill when it hit the bus. Merriman was pronounced
dead at the scene, the patrol said, and his passenger was taken by
helicopter to University of Kansas Hospital. The driver of the bus
suffered minor injuries.