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School Bus Experts Debunk Inflammatory CBS Report

School Bus Experts Debunk Inflammatory CBS Report

The segment aired on the June 27 edition of the CBS Evening News and the following day on CBS Early Morning. Charlie Hood, executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, pointed out a claim made by reporter Kris Van Cleave and producer Megan Towhey that their investigation found, on average, one school bus driver a week is arrested for crimes ranging from driving the bus intoxicated or on drugs to child sexual abuse and child pornography. Hood agreed that there are far too many of these headlines in the nation’s press, but he also calculated that, based on CBS’s “non-scientific” and “unsubstantiated” figures, only one in 10,000 school bus drivers are arrested each year. This equates to about 50 of the estimated 500,000 certified school bus drivers nationwide, or 0.01 percent. In comparison, a quantitative study released ...

Full article: https://stnonline.com/news/latest-news/item/8736-cbs-repo...

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