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School bus catches fire en route to shop

Posted July 28, 2008

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— A Wake County school bus caught fire Monday morning near New Bern Avenue and Tarboro Street in Raleigh. No students were aboard at the time.

The bus was on the way to have some maintenance work done when the fire happened, Wake Schools spokesman Greg Thomas said.


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  • Eaglekeeper Jul 28, 2008

    Just so you know, the score that is published is like a golf score...the lower, the better. Next...

  • Not_So_Dumb Jul 28, 2008

    WHAT? The system had the lowest score in the state. Then they requested a retest and improved to still below average. They are a complete failure when it comes to ensuring the safety of children.

  • Eaglekeeper Jul 28, 2008

    Let me give you some facts...the bus was on it's way to get repaired so it can remain safe for students like the other buses are. The transportation department did investigate and the buses are safe. It's just like your car breaking down. All things mechanical can break down.
    The annual review that you mentioned isn't a pass or fail review. Therefore, transportation didn't fail the last two reviews. As a matter of fact, the last review was better than the one prior to it.
    Research before stating untruths...

  • Not_So_Dumb Jul 28, 2008

    The transportation department has investigated. They do an annual review of the buses and WCPSS has failed miserably the last two tests. Their buses are in disgraceful condition and I will not allow my children on them.

    One of the inspection forms revealed that one bus had the simultaneous conditions of no fire extinguisher and a fuel leak. Another had holes in the floorboards and an exhaust leak.

  • WhatIsTheDrama Jul 28, 2008

    Didn't another Wake Co. bus with the engine in the back catch fire last year? Let's hope it's two isolated incidences! The Transportation Department should investigate. Glad noone was injured!

  • WhatIsTheDrama Jul 28, 2008

    To: Rev. RB,

    I do enjoy reading your entries! You post alot of comments, but you are consistent with your views and compassion! Thanks for taking the time to share!

  • Adelinthe Jul 28, 2008

    Well, almost made it...

    Thank God no one was hurt.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB