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PARKERSBURG (KWWL) - A video from inside a stopped school bus is a serious reminder of what happens when drivers ignore the law around school buses.     

It shows an SUV driving between a stopped school bus and the children getting on it. Thankfully the kids jump back and dodge the speeding SUV.

It comes out of Washington state, but has people in eastern Iowa talking.

Mike Buchholz is the transportation director for Aplington-Parkersburg and Dike-New Hartford Schools. He says the video is just shocking.

"I don't see how somebody can do that," said Buchholz. Between the two districts, there are six routes per school, and sometimes these buses have upwards of 50 kids on board.

Buchholz says they have only had one person who passed a school bus, and it was too quick for the driver to see.


"It was just a blur. He went by this way. So he didn't see him," said Buchholz. 

They only know it was a silver truck, but they still turned it in to the Grundy County Sheriff.

That driver didn't get caught, but could have faced a $250 fine if they were a first-time offender.

No matter the situation, Buchholz urges people to slow down and think about the kids on or around the bus.

"You wouldn't want to be the one that drove by. I mean, the video we watched this morning -- inches, and you got three dead kids," said Buchholz. "That's just not something you want to live with the rest of your life."
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