Girl saves school bus, but can't avoid punishment

March 18, 2008
Student in Monterey, Calif., stops out-of-control vehicle, but gets detention because she wasn't supposed to be on the bus

Officials at Monterey Peninsula (Calif.) Unified School District will honor a Marina High School student who pulled a parking brake on an out-of-control school bus. Amanda Rouse, 15, was aboard the bus when the driver fell out of her seat as it was traveling through Seaside. Amanda jumped out of her seat and pulled the emergency brake to stop the bus. About 40 younger children were aboard. Despite her actions, Amanda received detention because she had failed to let her guardian and Marina High School know that she wasn't coming to school. She was getting a ride back from school on the bus when the incident took place.

Click here to read The Monterey Herald article.

Sponsored Recommendations

Providing solutions that help creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Discover why we’re a one-stop shop for all things education. See how ODP Business Solutions can help empower your students, school, and district to succeed by supporting healthier...

Building Futures: Transforming K–12 Learning Environments for Tomorrow's Leaders

Discover how ODP Business Solutions® Workspace Interiors partnered with a pioneering school system, overcoming supply chain challenges to furnish 18 new K–12 campuses across 4...

How to design flexible learning spaces that teachers love and use

Unlock the potential of flexible learning spaces with expert guidance from school districts and educational furniture providers. Discover how to seamlessly integrate adaptive ...

Blurring the Lines in Education Design: K–12 to Higher Ed to Corporate America

Discover the seamless integration of educational and corporate design principles, shaping tomorrow's leaders from kindergarten to boardroom. Explore innovative classroom layouts...