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Indiana Lawmakers Debate School Bus Safety Changes

Indiana state lawmakers are calling for change after three children were killed this week while getting on a bus.

Three children: a 9-year-old girl and her twin 6-year-old brothers were struck and killed by a pickup truck Tuesday. A fourth child was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital.

The driver, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd, has been charged with three felony counts of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus while its arm is extended, causing injury.

The tragedy has some legislators wanting to install cameras on school buses hoping to bust drivers for violating the stop arms.

Bills have been introduced over the last few years but have failed to pass. Indiana representative Ed Delaney co-authored legislation in 2015 that would have opened the door for more schools to add cameras on buses.

Though some people were concerned about privacy while others thought communities would use this as a fundraising tool.

The tragedy in Rochester is making lawmakers pause and now some want the idea back on the table.

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