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Youth Violence From a School Bus Driver's Point of View

Serious incidents like the recent attacks caught on tape in Belleville, Illinois--in which two students violently beat a classmate--have some calling for increased security on school buses. Chicagoland school bus driver Cynthia Johnson has been trying to keep kids on her routes safe for some 18 years now. For the past couple of years, that's meant taking action off the bus as well. This weekend, as part of Stop the Violence Walk in Crestwood, Illinois, bus drivers from different companies will unite along with coaches and teachers from different schools to protest youth violence. Johnson, who helped start the walk, tells us how violence has impacted her job and the students around her over the years

Music Button: Tsutchie, "World Without Words", from the CD Samurai Champloo-Masta, (Victor Entertainment)

Event:
Stop the Violence Walk

Saturday, September 26 at 6:45 a.m.

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