STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – Since WKBN 27 Investigates first reported this story on the early evening news Wednesday afternoon, Struthers School District Superintendent Joe Nohra called WKBN to say he does not think a bus recorded blowing past a stop sign is one of the district’s buses.
First News started looking into the situation after a viewer sent in two different videos that show an unidentified bus drive through intersections with stop signs, without ever stopping.
So, WKBN First News monitored the intersection of Snyder Avenue and Frank Street on Thursday, Oct. 22 with our cameras. WKBN recorded a bus go through the stop sign. You can view the video in the player at the top of the page.
WKBN then took the footage to Superintendent Joseph Nohra, who said he was disappointed to see the footage.
“We promise our families and we promise our children that we are going to get them to school safely, and we are going to get them home safely. We almost want to guarantee that. We want to do everything in our power to make sure that happens,” Nohra said.
Since WKBN showed Nohra the videos, he said he later met with the bus drivers to express his concerns. Nohra also said his IT department has been using technology, including cameras in the district’s buses, to try to identity where they have been driving.
None of Struthers’ bus routes go through the intersection of Frank and Snyder, according to the superintendent. The district is still investigating, but Nohra said at least three other entities operate buses that drive through Struthers, so he is now questioning if it is one of his district’s buses.
Civilian drivers were also seen going through the same intersection without stopping.
The stop sign is visible and is not obscured, but some oncoming traffic still does not stop.
Nohra said he is making a request for the videos for an internal investigation and asked WKBN First News to send our footage to police.
Struthers Schools have a very good safety record with just a couple of fender-benders in the last three years, according to Nohra.
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