N.C. Districts Must Inspect Buses After Charlotte School Bus Fire

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Friday, February 24, 2012

School officials have informed all 115 North Carolina school districts to perform inspections on school buses after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg bus caught fire. 

An investigation by the Department of Public Instruction stated the fire could have  started from worn wires which caused an electric short-circuit.

Officials think other buses purchased during 1998 and 1999 could have the same problem. 

According to the Associated Press, nearly 14,000 school buses transport 1.5 million students to public schools in North Carolina.

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