Midland City Hostage Standoff Raises School Bus Safety Concerns
The hostage standoff in Midland City has raised new concerns among parents. Many are wondering if school buses are safe enough, and what needs to be done to prevent a situation like this from happening in the future.
"The camera looking down the length of the bus, and looking down at the driver area," says Tallassee City Schools Superintendent Kenneth Varner.
Varner says the school system is looking at ways to beef up security. CBS 8 News asked him if arming bus drivers is the solution?
CBS 8 did put in calls to other school systems. Tallapoosa County says they have security cameras on the buses where central office can watch what's happening. Montgomery Public Schools would not comment on the matter.
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