Some Lake Central students now buckling up

school buses in line

Phil Wieland Times Correspondent
ST. JOHN — Lake Central School Corp. has became the first district in Northwest Indiana to have buses equipped with seat belts.

Christian Flores, of the district’s transportation department, told the School Board that Monday was the first day the five buses equipped with lap and shoulder harnesses were in service. The school bought five replacement buses and used them to transport students to Watson Elementary and Grimmer and Clark middle schools in addition to Lake Central High.

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Dog Still Waits for His Best Friend When He Sees School Bus, Even Though She Left for College

By Maya Chung – Inside Edition

One loyal dog still waits for his best friend to get off the school bus every day, despite the fact that she’s already gone off to college.

Next to the Twitter image of her dog, Bo, peeking out their home window, Carly Dunn wrote, “I’ve been in college for a whole semester and my dog still waits for me to get off the bus.”

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After nearly 56 years driving the school bus, Marlene Bush is retiring

CLARKSBURG – When Marlene Bush began her bus driving career in 1961, there were no other female drivers.

A parent even expressed concern about having their child ride with a female bus driver.

“I was just a young girl, and you never heard of women bus drivers then,” said Bush, who, after nearly 56 years as a bus driver for schools in the Northern Berkshires, dropped off her last students on Friday.

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Phoenix teen leaves school bus to rescue his dog from burning house

A 14-year-old north Phoenix boy jumped off a school bus when he saw smoke coming from his house Friday morning and ran home to open the back door so his dog could escape, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Fire crews later doused the blaze at the house in the 20000 block of North 17th Drive, Capt. Aaron Ernsberger said.

The dog, a pit bull mix named Zach, was safe, but the house had extensive damage.

Cheyenne Shelton, 17, said she saw the rescue from her house next door.

“I’m so happy that dog got out,” Shelton said. “That boy was very brave, and he did all the right things, too.”

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