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Investigation puts bus drivers' histories online

Lafayette Parish in Louisiana placed the roughly 20,000 children who ride the school bus daily in the hands of drivers with multiple driving and criminal offenses, an investigation by The Daily Advertiser's Jason Brown and Claire Taylor found. "The investigation revealed that the school system lacks policies for handling bus drivers who speed, wreck, steal or drink while driving in their personal vehicles and buses." The Advertiser built and posted online a database that allows parents to search for their child's bus by driver name, bus number, or school.

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