• Coachella Valley School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty to Molesting 11-Year-Old

    A former Coachella Valley school bus driver pleaded guilty Thursday to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl multiple times while on the job in 2018, and he faces up to 16 years in state prison. Samuel Ortega, 60, was arrested at his Cathedral City home on Jan. 24, 2019, following an investigation that began months earlier, […]

  • School bus driver comforts boy on his first day of school

    We’ve all been there. The first-day-of-school jitters. For one Wisconsin student it started on the school bus, last week. Axel started 4K last week, which is a pre-kindergarten year for kids 4 and under in an elementary school setting. His mom, Amy Johnson, wanted to mark the occasion by taking a picture of him on […]

  • North Texas Bus Driver’s Good Deed Goes Viral

    When Richardson ISD school bus driver Curtis Jenkins surprised every one of his elementary school students with a Christmas gift last week, he never expected the gesture would go viral. “I think one of the teachers said let me get a picture of you beside the bus with the presents,” said Jenkins. Lake Highlands Elementary […]

  • CVUSD bus driver recalls medical emergency

    [bc_video video_id=”5981831277001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”Hkbio1usDM” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%”] Paula Santacruz is a bus driver for Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). She has worked for the district for 15 years. Among bus drivers, it is a cordial habit to wave everytime they run into each other while on duty. Santacruz said the […]

  • Bus Driver’s Death Raises Questions on Emergency Preparedness

    [bc_video video_id=”5979783415001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”Hkbio1usDM” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%”] A bus driver had a heart attack and collided with another bus around 6 a.m. at Coachella Valley High School. No students were hurt but the bus driver, Lolita Lopez, passed away. Lalita’s family said she was an amazing human being and will be […]

  • ‘Bus driver from heaven’ rescued children from California wildfire

    Kevin McKay drove the school bus along gridlocked, dark roads as pockets of fire burned all around. Nearly two dozen elementary school children were on board with him. Smoke began to fill the bus, so McKay took off a shirt. He and two teachers on the bus tore it into pieces and doused them with water. […]

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