A man hijacked a school bus with 51 students aboard before setting the vehicle ablaze in an apparent protest over Italy's migration policy, police said. The children were getting off the bus as the fire was started and although some youngsters were hospitalised no-one was reported to have been seriously injured. "San Donato police have arrested the driver of a middle school bus. He had taken 51 students. He was stopped after ramming three patrol cars. During the descent of the children from the vehicle, he set the bus on fire," said a tweet by the Carabinieri. Police spokesman Marco Palmieri said the driver — a Senegalese, 47, with Italian citizenship — told officers after he was arrested: “Stop the deaths at sea, I'll carry out a massacre." One of the children told reporters at the scene the driver had threatened to pour petrol on them and set them alight. One of them managed to call the police who rushed to the scene and were able to rescue the children. A … [Read more...] about Man hijacks Italy school bus and sets it ablaze in ‘migration protest’
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The future of school bus services in Calderdale hang in the balance under new plans being considered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The authority organises and subsidises a range of school bus services for around 25,000 pupils and students across West Yorkshire.These services are provided where suitable public transport services are not available.MORE NEWS: Here are 30 amazing Antiques Roadshow pictures at the Piece Hall ahead of big BBC TV dateThe organisation uses a set of guidelines, approved by the Combined Authority in 2014, to determine whether a subsidised school bus service should be provided.These assume that pupils and students of secondary school age are able to use public transport where this is available. A “reasonableness” test is applied to establish this.However, the authority has said given ongoing pressure to reduce local authority budgets, the WYCA must ensure that limited taxpayer investment is targeted where it is most needed.READ MORE: … [Read more...] about Axe hangs over Calderdale school bus services under new plans
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Grant Schulte, Associated Press Updated 10:06 am CST, Sunday, December 23, 2018 In this Dec. 20, 2018 photo, a driver walks away from the school bus parking lot after his morning shift, in Omaha, Neb. School districts throughout the country are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy that gives workers a greater choice of jobs. less In this Dec. 20, 2018 photo, a driver walks away from the school bus parking lot after his morning shift, in Omaha, Neb. School districts throughout the country are struggling to find school bus drivers, a ... more Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this Dec. 20, 2018 photo, a driver walks away from the school bus parking … [Read more...] about School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts
Gallery: How the Woodmore Elementary school bus crash shaped Chattanooga police response to victims +3 more photos It's been two years since the deadly Woodmore bus crash, and in that time, Chattanooga Police Department leaders say, they've been reflecting on what worked well and what needs improvement should disaster strike again. Chattanooga is no stranger to tragedy. On June 25, 2015, a nine-vehicle crash killed six people, two of whom were children, after Benjamin Brewer's tractor-trailer crashed into slow traffic near Interstate 75's Exit 11 in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Then on July 16, 2016, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire at a joint military recruitment center, injuring a Marine recruiter. Abdulazeez then sped to the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center, where he killed four Marines and a Navy petty officer. But the Woodmore crash was different. Woodmore Elementary school bus crash Community holds vigil to honor victims of fatal Woodmore school bus crash [photos] … [Read more...] about How the Woodmore Elementary school bus crash shaped Chattanooga police response to victims