Sharing Our Stories: Conversations That Matter

Early this week, I visited with people who remember April 10, 1997, as vividly as I do, but from very different perspectives. The most striking conversation I had was with the widow of one of my dad’s friends, Kenny Spanier. Kenny’s buses ran in St Cloud school district all these years, and his, too, was […]

Colorado Truck Driver Charged

William Carroll of Littleton, Colorado, is being cited for careless driving, reported the Colorado State Patrol this week. Officials released the name of the 36-year-old driver Colorado State Troopers said fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into the school bus and injured several adults and students. The bus carrying five adults and 29 students was […]

Colorado Crash Results in Multiple Injuries

Weld County, Colorado, was the latest site of a school bus crash.35 to 40 people were on the bus today. A truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and drifted from the southbound lane into the northbound lane and hit the school bus.The bus rolled 1 1/4 times before coming to a stop, according to Colorado […]

The Recurring Theme: Tears

I used to cry over episodes of Little House on the Prairie. That show really broke my heart at times. Truth is, life was more heart breaking. But I couldn’t deal with the kind of heartbreak. It took 22 months learning grounding techniques and talk therapy to heal my broken heart. In the end, though, […]

Quotes: Angelou, Round Two

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story. From Maya Angelou I think this is why, when I finally decided to let the story take form on paper, it flowed out faster than I could type it. Kari Source: Unspoken Sorrow

Stories, Obedience, and… Profits

There are a couple of people who questioned my motives in telling the story of the bus crash. The questioners are not intimately involved in any aspect of what happened on April 10, 1997, nor are they people who know much about me. Those who know my heart would never ask a question like that […]

New Jersey Bus Driver Potentially Facing Trial

The bus driver at the wheel in the May 17th New Jersey crash that left one student and her teacher dead is facing two counts of vehicle homicide/death by auto. Charged one week after the crash, the driver spent nearly a week in jail before being released. He was forced to surrender his license, agreed […]

Muldrow’s Suspensions Reported to Superintendent

When the first reports of the New Jersey crash surfaced, the Superintendent issued a statement indicating her horror that no one had reported the driver’s record to her or the school district. Apparently, she had been notified. In a letter dated December 21, 2017, Superintendent Dr Michele Robinson received a let ter from the state […]

Charges Filed in New Jersey Bus Crash

The driver in last week’s New Jersey bus crash has been charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide/death by auto. A ten-year-old girl and her teacher died. It appears the driver of the bus was attempting to make a sudden – and illegal – u-turn along Route 80 when the crash occurred. Hit by […]

New Jersey Crash Leaves 2 Dead

School transportation crashes continue to be rare and interested parties are at work trying to improve student experience nationally. Still, today we’ve lost another student. Three buses were traveling to a field trip from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, when one of the buses collided with a dump truck. There were 38 […]