Twenty-nine school buses in Anderson are out of service today after a spot inspection from the Indiana State Police. All the buses were owned by Weber Transportation of Anderson, which has a contract with Anderson Community Schools. State police school bus safety coordinator Sergeant Chris Kath says the buses were pulled out of service for brake violations and other critical safety issues. Kath says brake inspections must be done every six months.
Though today’s inspections were a spot check, Kath says the state police did let Anderson school officials know early, so they could make arrangements. In a statement, Anderson Community Schools thanked bus drivers who had to add routes to their schedule to get all students home safely. Weber Transportation could not be reached for comment.