The buses some of your children ride every day might be under recall. There is a nationwide recall involving 50,000 buses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said this week it believes some of the buses don't have enough padding in the seat backs, potentially putting children at risk in a crash. The buses were made by a company called Thomas Built, and right now, at least four metro Atlanta school districts may be impacted. We're hearing from concerned parents and students about the potential safety issue, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning. TRENDING STORIES: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18 Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q to open second Atlanta location Julio Jones speaks out in support of Dan Quinn: 'It's on us. It's not on Q' Gwinnett County School District told Channel 2 Action News it may have more than 300 buses impacted by the recall. Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools and Clayton County Schools confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution they too may be impacted. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.
An Atlanta neighborhood is banding together to stop a Peeping Tom from peeking into women's windows. A Virginia-Highland community said there have been 12 sightings in the last month -- and the person at the center of the sightings was caught on video. 'The bathroom window is really tall, and he had been standing on the A/C unit to look in. There were shoe print marks on top of all the A/C units,' said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. 'It's very violating.' Ring video from the woman's newly installed camera shows the person last Thursday night at around midnight along her apartment complex. The woman said she's not the only victim. TRENDING STORIES: Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized after 2nd fall at home this month Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q to open second Atlanta location Georgia Southern football player dies at 18 Neighbors told police there have been 12 sightings in the last month along Green Avenue, at three different buildings. The person of interest was last seen Saturday around 11 p.m. before a woman chased him off with a screwdriver. 'Within a minute, I hear her screaming for me to call 911 because he was here,' the neighbor said. Neighbors are now sharing the pictures and videos of the person of interest before the situation can escalate. 'My fear is that eventually he's going to get bored with just peeping into people's windows,' the neighbor said. Neighbors said the man knows the area well because of how he keeps running through alleys to escape. Atlanta police are looking for leads in this case and anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) and possibly get a reward.
Standardized tests taken by about 14,000 Fulton County elementary and middle school students at 61 schools have been cancelled this year because of problems with the online vendor. The district began giving the Iowa Assessments to third, fifth and eighth grade students on Monday, but schools reported problems with the online testing platform. A Fulton County Schools spokesman announced Tuesday afternoon that the district has canceled the Iowa test for this year. The online system failed during the administration of the test, according to the district. The vendor has not been able to provide a timeline for when testing can resume and recommended the district suspend testing for Wednesday, according to a district spokesman. All scores from tests taken on Monday are invalid because students were unable to access materials, were interrupted many times and encountered other problems. The score results cannot be used for determining eligibility in talented and gifted programs or for monitoring the district’s progress in implementing its strategic plan, the district said. “This decision will not negatively impact your child in any way. Plans are being made to ensure that all student placement decisions using IOWA results will be adjusted as needed,” the district said in a statement. The Iowa tests aim to measure how much a student knows in various subjects, such as language skills and math. The tests results can be used to compare students’ performance with a national sample and to improve classroom instruction.