School Bus Security

Read: Shoring Up Student Safety When Buses Don’t Show Up on Time—Or at All

Shoring Up Student Safety When Buses Don’t Show Up on Time—Or at All

Campus security starts on the school bus and there are technologies available to improve student safety during pickup and drop-off.

Read: Teen Steals KIPP Nashville College Prep School Bus, Leads Officers on Interstate Chase

Teen Steals KIPP Nashville College Prep School Bus, Leads Officers on Interstate Chase

Before driving the bus on the interstate, the teen drove it across town to a gas station where he hit a diesel fuel pump.

Read: Douglas County School Bus Driver Faces 30 Child Abuse Charges for Intentionally Slamming Brakes

Douglas County School Bus Driver Faces 30 Child Abuse Charges for Intentionally Slamming Brakes

Video surveillance shows students being thrown against the seats in front of them after the driver abruptly hit the brakes to “educate” them on bus safety.

Read: 2 Teens Arrested in Fatal School Bus Stop Shooting

2 Teens Arrested in Fatal School Bus Stop Shooting

The victim, Tyree Smith, was standing at a school bus stop with two other students when he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

Read: Nation Experiencing Severe Shortage of School Bus Drivers

Nation Experiencing Severe Shortage of School Bus Drivers

The school bus driver shortage is so bad in Massachusetts that it has called up members of the National Guard to become temporary drivers.

Read: Florida Public Schools Must Have Mobile Panic Alarms by 2021-22 Academic Year

Florida Public Schools Must Have Mobile Panic Alarms by 2021-22 Academic Year

The Martin County School District has installed an $800,000 Centegix alert system.

Read: District Tracks School Bus Passing Violators with IoT

District Tracks School Bus Passing Violators with IoT

A Maryland school district captures data about school bus stop-arm violations with a camera- and cellular-based system. The citations have generated revenue for other bus safety technology.

Read: 6 Scary Incidents Caught on School Bus Video Surveillance

6 Scary Incidents Caught on School Bus Video Surveillance

These incidents emphasize the need for school buses to have surveillance cameras and for drivers to be involved in emergency trainings.

Read: School Bus Driver Applies Active Shooter Training to Protect Students During a Hijacking

School Bus Driver Applies Active Shooter Training to Protect Students During a Hijacking

The school bus driver reacted to the hijacking appropriately thanks to safety training required by the South Carolina State Department of Education.

Read: Ransomware Forces Hartford, Conn. to Delay First Day of School

Ransomware Forces Hartford, Conn. to Delay First Day of School

A ransomware attack is affecting several critical systems in Hartford, Connecticut and has forced the city to delay the first day of school.

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