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  • Mother accused of punching bus driver arrested

    September 1, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother facing felony charges for her alleged attack on an elementary school bus driver was arrested over the weekend, according to Baton Rouge police. The incident occurred on Aug. 22 when Jasmine Cleveland, 22, boarded the bus on Osceola Street, cursed the driver out and... more »
  • Bus driver suspended for incident involving child

    March 7, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has suspended a school bus driver for six months without pay and stripped him of his tenure rights for leaving a 5-year-old student on his bus for several hours three months ago. The board voted Thursday to suspend Roger Dixon, who has... more »
  • Bus driver accused of choking student Play Video

    November 13, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested an East Baton Rouge bus driver this week after they said she grabbed a 7-year-old by the throat and pinned him into his seat on the bus. Sheriff's deputies arrested Sandra Henderson, 58, Tuesday on suspicion of cruelty to a juvenile. According to... more »
  • Driver cited in two-bus wreck on leave

    November 4, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson with First Student said Monday the bus driver cited for a two-bus wreck which sent 21 kids to the hospital last week is on leave. State Police cited Richard Lee Jr., 77, for careless operation after witnesses said he crashed into the back of... more »
  • Bus driver worked overnight before wreck Play Video

    February 14, 2013 2:56 PM

    MARINGOUIN - A driver employed by the Iberville Parish School Board worked overnight at the parish sheriff's office before wrecking a bus with more than dozen students on it this morning, according to the deputies. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the bus driver is an overnight dispatcher for... more »
  • Official: Boy safe, abductor dead after standoff

    February 4, 2013 4:13 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - A law enforcement official says a 5-year-old has been safely released after a weeklong standoff between police and the boy's abductor. The law enforcement official briefed on the situation said Monday that Jim Dykes, the man who abducted the boy from a school bus after fatally... more »
  • Troopers arrest allegedly drunk school bus driver

    January 7, 2013 9:58 PM

    DeQUINCY - State police stopped a speeding and weaving, empty school bus just south of DeQuincy and determined that the driver was intoxicated. Sgt. James Anderson says a trooper in Calcasieu Parish saw the bus operating left of Louisiana Highway 27's centerline, about six miles south of DeQuincy, shortly before... more »
  • No tenure for new school bus drivers

    June 4, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- New Louisiana school bus drivers will no longer be able to reach the job protection status called tenure, under a bill given final passage Monday. Currently, school bus drivers have a probationary term of three years. If they are not dismissed or found unsatisfactory during that time, they... more »
  • Death of a hero, school bus driver

    May 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    CHOWCHILLA - A California school bus driver who was hailed as a hero for helping 26 students escape after three kidnappers buried them underground in 1976 has died. Frank Edward "Ed" Ray was 91. A family member says Ray died Thursday from complications of cirrhosis of the liver. Ray... more »
  • Bus driver charged with aggravated rape Play Video

    March 26, 2012 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donald Bordelon, 61, was paid to drive students to school. Instead he's in jail, charged with the aggravated rape of a student on his school bus. The 18-year-old special needs student told her mother and an administrator at her school that Bordelon had forced her to... more »
  • Woodlawn High bus driver booked in aggravated rape

    March 26, 2012 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Friday on counts of aggravated rape.... more »
  • Bus driver accused of taping kids' mouths shut Play Video

    March 22, 2012 10:15 PM

    CENTRAL-- A bus driver is accused of taping the mouths of six students shut. A spokeswoman for First Student, the company in charge of bus service in Central, told News 2 surveillance video shows students of Central Intermediate School being loud, even rowdy. The driver told the students... more »
  • School bus driver arrested for smuggling into jail

    February 12, 2012 11:44 AM

    GREENSBURG- A 44-year-old school bus driver from Hammond was arrested after she was caught allegedly smuggling prohibited items into St. Helena's jail. St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday they notified the Tangipahoa Parish School System that Tammy E. Smith was booked Wednesday on two counts of introducing contraband... more »
  • School bus driver delivers brawling kids to police

    February 7, 2012 1:53 PM

    SHREVEPORT, LA - A dozen students in Caddo Parish students are now charged in connection with a brawl on a Shreveport school bus Monday afternoon. The bus driver told police the fight broke out on the bus ride home from Hamilton Terrace Learning Center. Police say the driver... more »
  • EBR student describes attack on bus driver

    October 28, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A student who witnessed a fight between her East Baton Rouge Parish bus driver and another student Friday says she's concerned about her safety. 18-year-old Shanetra Daniels was booked on battery charges Friday morning. Authorities say she beat her bus driver around 6:30 a.m. on the... more »
  • School officials probe bus incident

    April 16, 2010 5:49 AM

    Rapides Parish school officials are investigating a school bus incident in which three students were found walking on the shoulder of Interstate 49 after an apparent argument with their bus driver. The bus driver has been suspended since the incident. The three students had been on a school bus headed... more »

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