BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - When the last bell rings and school lets out, students at Bryant High School flood the bus barn to head home, and Tom Farmer is determined to make sure they make it there safely.
"We have people that run the red lights on a bus and put our children in jeopardy every day," he said.
As transportation director for Bryant School District, Farmer has led a statewide effort to promote school bus safety. The campaign started not long after an elementary student, named Isaac Brian was hit and killed when a driver illegally passed a school bus while students were unloading.
"I still think about it every day when we run a bus here at Bryant. It crosses my mind because people do not take it seriously," added Farmer.
Read the full story on the THV11 in My Town pages:
Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they're always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they've beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional.
We want to highlight them. To have your My Town Hero featured, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
· Their name,
· Their hometown,
· Their contact information,
· A photo of them, and
· What makes them extra special
Include "My Town Hero" in the email subject line, and we'll take care of publishing it for you. Their story might even be told on air by THV11's Denise Middleton.