Tag: school bus

Woman out of Prison in School Bus Crash That Killed 3 Kids

ROCHESTER, Ind.—A woman convicted in a 2018 crash that killed three siblings who were crossing a rural northern Indiana highway to board a school bus was released from prison Wednesday, after serving just over two years. Alyssa Shepherd, 27, was released from the Rockville Correctional Facility, Fulton County Prosecutor Michael Marrs told WNDU-TV. She now…


Schools Across US Convert Old Buses to Electric

For several years, the Miami-Dade County Public schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles. But school leaders said the change would be too costly. Then 12-year-old student Holly Thorpe showed up at a school board meeting to tout the benefits of going electric and returned to encourage…


Seattle Public Schools to Cut 140 Bus Routes as Vaccine Mandate Drives Staff Shortages

Some 140 school bus routes are being suspended in Seattle, Washington on Monday, as the statewide COVID-19 vaccination mandate takes effect for school district workers, including school bus drivers. Seattle Public Schools (SPS), which serves more than 52,000 students, announced last week the plan to suspend as many as 142 bus routes. The district said…


Police: One Dead in Drive-By Shooting at School Bus Stop

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A drive-by shooting at a school bus stop Wednesday morning in Kentucky left one student dead and another hospitalized, police said. A third child was injured by unknown means as the youths waited at the bus stop just west of downtown Louisville, authorities said. A car drove by and shot at the waiting children,…


Florida Family Turn Old School Bus Into Home on Wheels, Plan 1 Year Trip After Dad Lost Job

When a Seminole Heights father lost his job last year, he and his wife went on to do something incredible. Instead of job hunting, Eric Hildebrand and Ingrid Poole decided to pursue their dream of traveling “affordably” with their family of five. So, they purchased a school bus, turned it into a tiny home, and…