Johnthony Walker

Johnthony Walker has been arrested in connection with a deadly school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee that left 6 children dead.

Walker was charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

The bus was carrying 35 kindergarten through fifth-grade students from Woodmore Elementary School when it crashed just before 3:30 p.m. EST.

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said speed was a possible factor in the deadly accident.

Chattanooga Fire Department officials tweeted a photo of the school bus on its side and sheared nearly in half by a tree.

Emergency personnel worked for "many hours" to extricate the injured through the back door and shattered windows of the wreckage.

Police kept the media a block away behind yellow tape that was strung up for several blocks around the tragic scene.

At the hospital, the media was ordered off the property as grieving parents and family members arrived at the emergency room. Hospital staff covered the emergency room doors with blue tarp.

Hundreds of residents offered to give blood to treat the injured.

"We have had people who were refusing to leave until they give blood," said Mindy Quinn of Blood Assurance.

All the parents of the deceased and injured children had been notified by Monday night.

"Taking care of the children that are injured is our No. 1 priority. Taking care of the families who are looking for, caring for and grieving for children is our second priority," Police Chief Fletcher said.

He added: "Our thoughts, our prayers and all of our efforts are with the families of these children and others impacted by this tragedy."

  • Tammie Reed

    My heart is hurting for these families plus its the holiday season too! God be with them all! xoxo

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Prayers that the community will band together for healing after such a tragedy. God bless these babies.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Blessings to the family and the driver ..... devastating

  • Queen B

    Omg ?? I can't imagine losing a child. You send them to school with thoughts of seeing them in a few hours then you get bad news that you will never see them again. Wtf was this idiot doing ?

  • MookieFly

    Hot damn that bus is fvuked up! I cant even imagine what happened to those poor babies. I hope the bus driver wasnt on something. Keep those prayers up!

  • jussaying

    so awful.. i feel bad for all parties involved. driver included. unless there was some kind of foul play at hand and excessive speeding, i'm sure he is suffering with a bunch of guilt too. no one intends for something so horrific like this to happen.. :

  • jussaying

    so awful.. i feel bad for all parties involved. driver included. unless there was some kind of foul play at hand and excessive speeding, i'm sure he is suffering with a bunch of guilt too. no one intends for something so horrific like this to happen.. :

  • TeeTee

    Been talking about this since I seen it last night. I don't know if I would want t 24 year old to drive my child around. Maybe 25 and up. Surprised the first thing they didn't do was check is phone for distracted driving. I feel soooo sorry for that community. But how the hell is he still alive?

  • TeeTee

    Been talking about this since I seen it last night. I don't know if I would want t 24 year old to drive my child around. Maybe 25 and up. Surprised the first thing they didn't do was check is phone for distracted driving. I feel soooo sorry for that community. But how the hell is he still alive?

  • Tazzy

    There needs to be some type of monitoring system in place for these bus drivers. My son's bus driver was recorded by many children, my son included, playing Candy Crush while she drove the bus. Needless to say, she no longer has that job. Another bus driver was dealing drugs on the side. The bus was shot at while he drove preschoolers to school one morning. Totally unacceptable! Prayers for the children, their families and community. ??

  • Tazzy

    There needs to be some type of monitoring system in place for these bus drivers. My son's bus driver was recorded by many children, my son included, playing Candy Crush while she drove the bus. Needless to say, she no longer has that job. Another bus driver was dealing drugs on the side. The bus was shot at while he drove preschoolers to school one morning. Totally unacceptable! Prayers for the children, their families and community. ??

  • jussaying

    lol mookie why you gotta say it like that..

  • jussaying

    lol mookie why you gotta say it like that..

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Loss of life is bad enough but when it's innocent babies it's just unthinkable. These parents/siblings/fam members will never be the same. And the babies who made it will also forever be traumatized. Lord.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Loss of life is bad enough but when it's innocent babies it's just unthinkable. These parents/siblings/fam members will never be the same. And the babies who made it will also forever be traumatized. Lord.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Seat belts need to be on these buses ... period ... been saying this since I was in school .... chile going over speed bumps ya head hitting the roof ....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Seat belts need to be on these buses ... period ... been saying this since I was in school .... chile going over speed bumps ya head hitting the roof ....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    My son's bus driver was recorded by many children, my son included, playing Candy Crush while she drove the bus
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What the hell? She should have gone to jail.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    My son's bus driver was recorded by many children, my son included, playing Candy Crush while she drove the bus
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What the hell? She should have gone to jail.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    IF the bus driver was not negligent or acting dangerously, I feel for him and his family too. Now he has to live with this forever.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    IF the bus driver was not negligent or acting dangerously, I feel for him and his family too. Now he has to live with this forever.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I am loving that avi gal ... cute <3

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I am loving that avi gal ... cute <3

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I was most def thinking, what type of ignorant, non-caring bus drivers they hiring?

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I was most def thinking, what type of ignorant, non-caring bus drivers they hiring?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah hard pill to swallow there ... Jeebus

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah hard pill to swallow there ... Jeebus

  • MookieFly

    I was expecting the bus on the side but wasnt expecting all that damage. Prayers for the families and kids of course ?

  • MookieFly

    I was expecting the bus on the side but wasnt expecting all that damage. Prayers for the families and kids of course ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It is so weird to me that they don't have seat belts. I think the short one's have seat belts though...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It is so weird to me that they don't have seat belts. I think the short one's have seat belts though...

  • Tazzy

    Exactly. They had four different children on different days record her. They swept it under the rug and said they would handle it from there.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You should have sent it to your local news station.

  • jussaying

    LOL... how fast your driver going that you hitting your elementary school aged head on the roof lmbo. can't be a speed bump that's a boulder ;P

  • MystyBlu

    So sad...I pray for ALL the families. Including the driver's family. None of this is easy. His face looks like he's gonna wear this tragedy for life.

  • EmpressMara Swt

    Here comes the public jurors as if accidents don't happen. Best wishes to the family and this young man.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Looks like he been crying

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    There needs to be more scrutiny when it comes to who u let become a bus driver. I saw dude this morning on CNN and i said to myself I would not let this guy drive me child around. I don't trust my 24 year old cousins the fawk I look like letting this dude

  • Tazzy

    Yep they just need a check. One driver told the kids she was doing them a favor by picking them up daily. (I drive my kids to school now)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The short ones do I think .... but the regular buses nope.... The driver has one but not the kids.... and you know damn well how we (or I ) use to turn up on buses .... I even asked my bus driver one day ... why you got a seat belt and I don't .... she was like good question ... I sat my azz directly behind the bus driver thinking that would be safer for some reason ... lolol ... I was damn trip chile lol

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    You the only one introduced this foolishness into the convo

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    He didn't have a criminal record.

  • Tazzy

    I read on another cite that one of the children said the bus driver was driving really fast and they told him to slow down. He's going down.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    "she was like good question"
    =============================================
    Mess bus drivers say. LOL

  • Lurk_Mode_Off

    Right. This is tragic. God keep these families. This shid aint the news parents ever expect to hear. Good to hear the hospitals and law enforcement kept the media at a distance during this tragedy. This is sensitive shid right here

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile we use to be turned up on the bus ... trying to stand while she was driving .... doing shyt we didn't have no business chile

  • Tazzy

    True. I should have.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    dead asf!!!!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Wow, but that's a child's words. A traumatized child who might have been coached/prodded by an adult. Could be reliable, could not be. But I do agree that they're trying to make him guilty.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    now now ... that guy could be a really good guy now .... <3 It was an accident ... unfortunate ....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    dead as fawk ... I just hollered

  • MystyBlu

    Yep, and probably not just for himself. If he sees these kids every day I can't imagine how he feels. I'm placed in an elementary school...can't imagine anything like this happening to "my" kids.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Exactly

  • felinelurker

    Takes me back to my school days. Some of our bus drivers were high school seniors (I'm telling my age). Then they would RACE! The Lord was watching over us!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    My dad used to drive buses in high school. Chile...the stories. It's a wonder they made it

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    This was a horrible accident. The driver was negligent. He admitted in the arrest affidavit that he was speeding and that road is very curvy. I'm still sympathetic towards him because I know this has to be hard for him. From talking to people that know him, he was a good young man, working two jobs for last two years and never been in trouble.

  • felinelurker

    I just posted that several of my bus drivers were high school students.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I'm not going to crucify the man. Him being 24 doesn't mean he's irresponsible, hell you have older folks that can't be trusted. He has no criminal record and I think this was just an unfortunate accident.

  • jussaying

    lmbo... aww, you were one of the cool kids. i was the kid with my headphones on wishing every mothereffer would leave me the eff alone. @ least in middle school, didn't start riding the bus until then.

  • Mystery User

    Our bus driver would slam on the brakes to get us to sit down. He was mean to us most of the time.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm watching TMZ (just cause my tv is on this shyt) why do they feel Bey and Jay are the reason for this guys insanity ..... like wtf .. I can't believe these folks still in business ... it's like the enquirer ... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff4114f5eec0a0d5cb6c2120412b283a2a7a3756937e55b39013469e78d5ba74.jpg

  • felinelurker

    Even my crazy brother drove one while in hs. Was able to park the bus at home!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Y'all little tails went flying into the back of that seat, huh? Bet you learned tho. LOL

  • sherri2016

    My kids driver is an elderly white lady I hope she up to date on her physical

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I doubt he ran into the tree on purpose. But vehicular manslaughter is the charge when there is a death as the result of criminally negligent operation (e.g. excessive speed) of a motor vehicle. Is this whole situation a shame, yes. But that's the law.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and be flying over the seats chile when them brakes hit.... had a bus driver did the same thang ... same thang gal ...

  • Mystery User

    because they hate Bey and Jay.... only Black Twitter cuts for them.

  • felinelurker

    Yes!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    By the end of the day they'll have millions of "fans" agreeing with them. A mess

  • felinelurker

    Feline14 was just telling me this about her driver last week. Backpack sliding upfront & all!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Teehee

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    *they'll*

  • MystyBlu

    How are they to blame? He clearly chose Kim's family over his so-called friends. They are the ones who see him on a regular and should be looking out for him. Bey and Jay have their own family to worry about and Kanye is grown. TMZ is obviously on the Trashian payroll smdh

  • Mystery User

    Oh hell yeah... I remember stuff sliding under the seats to the front of the bus. Instrument cases, backpacks, an occasional sport ball.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The good old days man ..... back when Freak Nik was down here ... chile riding the school bus was everything headed home ... stuck in traffic ... throwing shyt out the windows ... waving at folks ... bad as hell ...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    u right but it still needs to be critiqued a bit more.maybe u need more experience as a licensed driver perhaps.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Mutha funkin Johnthony. How dare you drive recklessly with these babies in the vehicle! Who does that? Under the jail.

    Prayers for all of those families, those poor babies.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    And now that his issues are a bit clearer, he's prob the type who can't get enough attention. Like if they did still call him, it would never be enough.

  • Mystery User

    it was an accident with precision.... what kind of voodoo physics wraps a bus around a tree, and the tree is still standing?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    A criminal record has nothing to do with it. One of my guy friends drives a bit reckless. He has no criminal record. These are our kids that we have to protect. If it means hiring drives with at least 10 years of good driving experience maybe that would help

  • SG

    *sigh* this is horrible. Days before Thanksgiving.

  • SG

    What?

  • MystyBlu

    I've always thought Kanye had mental health problems. And his arrogance is likely the result of low self-esteem. His mom gave him unconditional love and purpose. It's hard to deal with that loss no matter how many years pass...especially this time of year...especially with the death anniversary. Hope he gets the help he needs.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I have no damn idea .... like seriously .... chile them folks on the payrole

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    You slow down and pay attention with precious cargo in the vehicle, especially when that's your job! I see what you're saying but my sympathy is with the families right now. I do see what you are saying though.

  • Mystery User

    Where the hell did you live? Our bus drivers were janitors or cafeteria workers during school hours and coaches after the busses got back and preachers on Sunday, but high schoolers - never that!

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    You said when I saw him on CNN meaning you based your opinion off his appearance.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dude looks as high as a damn kite.

    This is what happens when public institutions out-source jobs.

  • Mystery User

    We used our short bus for band instruments during away football games. Oh and this one kid would ride it to vo-tech.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Smooth move Tazzy. Better safe than sorry.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Hmmmm. I thought it looked like crying eyes

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    I said what you said we agree. I was just also shedding light on his character before it's assisinated from just his looks.

  • felinelurker

    If it means hiring drives with at least 10 years of good driving experience
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Then they damn sure gonna have to raise the wage/pay

  • MystyBlu

    Sadly I knew people would blame Bey and Jay. No one knows what they have or haven't tried to do to help him. Plus, his wife is his family now. If my husband is going off the rails, best believe I will be the first one at his side trying to help him. Especially when we have kids together.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Bc I knew he was young. He looks young. That is what I was saying. He looks younger than 24 actually

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He has been crying ... I'm high as fawk right now ... different gaze https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a6777e2bcc926401b68b4adb7b7ef5e0aa52ef1f552d9235c908b9a56ef5fb12.gif

  • Lolalao

    Prayers to the families????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I just yelled

  • felinelurker

    Lol...N Cackalacky

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    No he was crying. He also pulled those kids off the bus until help got there.

  • Liah

    JESUS!!!....Praying for the families!!

  • felinelurker

    Yep

  • MystyBlu

    Hmmm I don't even smoke but I don't recognize the glazed look on him like he was smoking or drinking. He looks like he was crying.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Oh we def agree. He didn't do this ish on purpose, but damñ Johnthony! Damñ.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    @jeniefrumdabloc:disqus
    @trumpmama
    @icognig
    @mystyblu:disqus
    @ModiBlack:disqus
    @Iwaste
    @Bren

    @Who ever I missed
    Check ya'll later

    This is time for folks to come together. Families, communities reach out and assist someone that needs helping hand or a durn hug.

    Folks really are SICK mentally, spritually and emotionally.

    If I miss some of ya'll Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Ed. U. Ca. Tion!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thank you!! Accidents do happen but when u n charge of a multitude of kids everyday, there needs to be a higher level of responsibility, period

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Try that ninja a grown ass man .... chile ....Bey and Jay married and working ... and so is he .... I will damned folks blame me for their own fawked up actions .... lawd

  • Lolalao

    It's crazy! How fast was he going? One person said they've witnessed him driving reckless. I wonder if they reported him?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Prayers to everyone who dealing with a loss during this time!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Definitely crying up there ... I agree

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey!!?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Love you gal <3

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    In this case thank goodness the tree or trees didn't come down. Had that happened I'm sure a lot more children would have lost their lives. The trees may have roots that are miles deep , hence why the impact wasn't enough to bring them down.

  • Karma WhO

    wow...right before thanksgiving...soooo sad for these babies and families

  • felinelurker

    Next week is the 3rd anniversary of my BIL's death. Only 45. So Thanksgiving is hard for my nephew.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    And not just working but WORKING! Most adults have just enough time for their nuclear family, their extended family and a sprinkling of friends. Bey and Jay may be photographed on vacation a lot but they probably need that time off, what with all of the stress of building and maintaining a musical empire. Anyone who blames them for Kanye's situation is not thinking it all through.

  • MystyBlu

    True...he's grown but he obviously has been crying out for help for a while. Kim knew this before they married. The Carters are gonna be alright and do them. They will not bother to respond to this mess at all.

  • nucynu25

    ???

  • SG

    Right. He has family. They should be the first to help. Period.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Hugs

  • Mystery User

    This is a terrible time of year to have to deal with such a loss, tho.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    They won't respond publicly but I do still think they love Kanye and never stopped reaching out

  • Lurk_Mode_Off

    You are great lookin if that's you. But yeah. He had to be going very fast to turn over a bus. This is rare

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well since he was speeding when he crashed rescuing the kids was the least he could have done.

  • MystyBlu

    Thanks Hon! Enjoy your Thanksgiving...I know you'll rock the house with your party planning! *extra hugs and love your way*

  • Yoni

    WHY am I weak tho'! LMAO Because I don't play about kids all hopping about in cars and shit. It drives me INSANE when folks let their children ride without seatbelts on. Then you hear about them being "ejected because they didn't have a seatbelt on." HATE IT! I tapped the brakes on my God son one time. His mama KEPT telling him to sit back. IDK if had gotten out of his seatbelt or what. I tapped them brakes and I heard his head hit the back of my seat and then I heard the seatbelt click. SHE gave me the sideeye. And I gave her the "tuh tea side eye" right byke. Understood shit need not be explained. You asked him one too many times for ME. I can show you better than I can tell ya.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I would be doing the same thang they doing ... staying clear away from that circus.... and it ain't being snobby ... it's called putting some boundaries around their union ... cudos them for that seriously .... fawk these friends ... will have ya azz dragged into their mess ... next thing ya know same foolishness seeping into your marriage.... me and bew don't play that shyt ... and if we see mess .... a boundary is put up ... hell it's enough dealing with your own fam ... shid

  • lil goodie

    Was he drunk..high..mental????

  • Mystery User

    My BFF dad died 3 years ago... the day before thanksgiving and it was also the day before her birthday. Insult to injury they had to postpone his interment because of the weather.
    Everyone giving thanks and she just lost in the world. Her mom died when she was super young.

  • lil goodie

    Sending prayers to all involved...JESUS be the comfort they need..

  • MystyBlu

    Exactly! They will never be the ones to look for validation publicly. Like he said, Jay called after Kim was robbed and they don't even fugg with her like that. I don't believe they don't care for him. May just not have the time or energy to deal with his drama.

  • iWasteTime

    Happy Holidays. I will def hit you later while I'm in the kitchen!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    "it's called putting some boundaries around their union"
    ================================
    Knowing when to do this is wisdom. Like, for real

  • felinelurker

    Aww ?

  • Yoni

    Bless these babies and their families.
    Why don't buses have seatbelts? You have a ton of kids in this big ass bus and you ain't got no seatbelts? But a driver gets a ticket if they aren't wearing one in their car.

  • nucynu25

    He has my sympathy ...accidents happen. Am praying for everybody involved ..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Real talk <3 Truth

  • MystyBlu

    Exactly! Gotta take care of home first...everything/one else comes after. And some people you have to love from afar. Kanye is in deep with the drama of the K clan...I would stay as far away from that as possible.

  • Torae

    They are on payrole and I think its actually Kim obsessed with Jay and Bey. Kanye is venting things that Kim had stated to him. I think she's the one mad with them because they dont like her...

  • brooklyn23

    I'm not sure if seatbelts would've saved lives in this case, but I am curious why school buses don't have seatbelts

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I did it to Arm 4 once . That lil dude is like a contortionist getting out of a car seat. Anyway, this day he had a McDoanld's drink. I tapped the brakes, he flew, the drank went all over the floor. Me and Arm 16 was weaakkkkk! Chile, he kept saying "You're a meanie, mommy!" all the way home. Child that just made us laugh harder. It was true tears.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I would stay clear away from them both ... poison

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    They say the seats act as a barrier since they're so tall

  • brooklyn23

    I just said something about that. Crazy that they aren't installed in buses.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Arm 16 was just in an accident about 2 wks ago. On the highway some fool veered into her lane hit the front of the car and kept going. She was shook, bumper was messed up. Stuff happens.

  • Yoni

    Still doesn't make sense to me.

  • Yoni

    Glad she wasn't hurt.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Me neither

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Chile, I done told y'all that thang dramatic. She went to Bishop's job and he had her call the police. I get there. She hanging over the steering wheel talmbout, my chest, my chest. Didn't go to work that weekend either. Chile. She a mess. But yea, I was glad she was fine too.

  • Torae

    Accidents happen but people need to realize that before the accident happens. There are a lot of wreckless drivers out here with no regard for other people on the road. They wait until they're in an accident then they want to cry and have remorse...foh...

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    That's right, I forgot abt that. He called and Kanye talking abt that wasn't enough. Child if Jay and Bey was to go over there. Kris would have CNN, TMZ, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News and Funky Dineva waiting to take their pictures. Nah

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You missed me.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    still don't understand myself .... they making gas efficient shyt ... but forget the safety .... azz backwards lawd

  • Jen_no_juice

    Happy turkey day!

  • MystyBlu

    Three ring circus indeed! I'd stay my a$$ home and call to check on him when he's out. Kris must LOVE the money this will bring. I really do feel sorry for Kanye because he married into a family devoid of real human emotion after he appeared to know real love. My mom met Dr. West on a retreat a year before sh died. Said she was a sweetheart and soooo proud of Kanye. He's a year older than me so they talked about us a lot.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I'm so sorry prayers up!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Man if one of my kids had been on that bus I would have worn his a$$ out.
    I would have been in the cell next to him.

  • Yoni

    They DO be extra! LOL

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I'm so sorry my grandma died 2 days after Chrismas and my grandfather on Halloween. It's hard

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    School busses are dangerous. I recall flying up out of my seat and hitting my head on the bus celing a few times. Kids sliding forward and or out of their seats into the isle. Book bags, food, instrument, toys etc sliding forward and under seats. I too asked my self as a kid why the bus driver had a seat belt and we didn't? Hit a speed bump to hard or fast and the whole bus goes flying with the exception of the driver smh.

  • Yoni

    Has anybody heard from @Keen? Didn't her mom pass away a lil bit ago? If anybody talks to her, tell her Yoni is thinking about her and praying for her.

  • MystyBlu

    I think she's lurking. I saw her upvote one of my posts this week. Also praying for her and her family. Holidays are brutal after a loss. We didn't even get dressed the first holidays after my grandmother died. Cooked and chilled in our pjs lol

  • Yoni

    Thanks.

  • MystyBlu

    No problem. I thought of her too, then saw the upvote.

  • yallcrazy

    Thats what I said too this morning listening to Ricki smiley. Young males are very impulse like. Daring. He so young in the mind he probably thought he was taking them for a fun ride. Thats just not a good age to be in charge of children.

  • yallcrazy

    Glad you stuck to your first mind. One of the fathers of the children said he saw him driving fast once before. So sad

  • Low E. TUH!

    THIS HURTS...ESPECIALLY SINCE I WENT TO SCHOOL THERE...

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What happened?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    This is a horrible, horrible tragedy. I always made sure to hug my little ones every morning before they headed off to school. My youngest son in particular had a habit of running to and off the school bus without paying attention to cars or anything. I used to give him hell over that.

    But I never considered something like a fool ass young bus driver would speed and hit a tree and kill my children. What parent does?

    I'm sorry but his cute ass needs to do serious time. Other reports said the driver called his mom and said blood was everywhere. $20,000 bail is what he got. Absurd. He needs to get 20 years. That'll give him a lot to think about while he's fighting away other inmates who try to grab him by his pussy.

  • Benita Renee’

    Praying for these families, this is such a tradegy...

  • Guess Who

    This is so terrible. OMG, I can't even imagine what the parents and loved ones are going through. The sorrow has to be unbearable! RIH babies!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My heart aches for them as my Ju is a kindergarten student and rides the bus. I can't fathom their pain. Just awful???

  • Low E. TUH!

    Johnthony Walker has been arrested in connection with a deadly school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee that left 6 children dead.
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    THIS COUNT IS BELIEVED TO BE 12 NOW...FOUND 4 KIDS UNDERNEATH THE BUS WRECKAGE.

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Lord have Mercy!

  • ………

    So tragic... prayers with the families... best wishes to the injured........... . was he intoxicated? High?

  • CapricornIce

    This broke my heart when I saw this on GMA this morning.

  • Renee26

    Sooo sad...Prayers to all involved

  • imright

    where is it safe??? ?

  • ramosyo

    This Coolio looking ninja didn't deserve to breathe. How do u explain to a parent there child is dead? RIGHT BEFORE XMAS!!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Referring to the drama?

  • Keesh5000

    Sorry I couldnt comment on this section... Its just too much right now. We are planning candle visuals and preparing for funerals and waiting on another briefing to notify our public about the children found under the bus that died. 6 more of them. We have 6 in ICU that may not make it as well. Total count 16 children. 2 had to have an arm and leg removed at the site in order to save them. Thanks Sandra for posting this but this is my community and it has hit us HARD. Pray for us please

  • MystyBlu

    Prayers up for you and all the families Keesh!

  • Keesh5000

    Jonathan Walker has made bail. He works for Durham bus company in which our School system had to Source out to because the budget was cut and it cut out all buses for our children. Pray that our people wake up and be more involved in their local surroundings. My Zoie was lost in this tragic accident. She was missing all the way up until 1 or 2 am in the freezing cold. she was in the 4th grade, played softball and was a competition dancer. When the bus was lifted she was one of the missing 6 that was found deceased.

  • MystyBlu

    OMG Keesh, that's horrible! I hope you and your family hold each other extra close this holiday season.

  • Milani

    This is so sad. prayers for you and everyone in your community that's affected by this *e-hugs*

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  • Sexy Lexy

    which is why I'm wondering why they arrested him immediately .. I had a car accident and they took me to the hospital not to jail ( no one passed away - thank the good Lord ) ... praying for everyone

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  • MystyBlu

    What a beautiful angel!

  • klwbaby

    I recall people wanting to equip all buses with seatbelts but they thought it would be a waste of money because kids probably wouldn't use them...

  • Keesh5000

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a2a1104043ee302d0f569813504f54e240acc96c1083240678b97a704eefa01.jpg

    Please pray for this baby... he has broken legs, ribs and internal bleeding and among the 6 in ICU. he is predicted to not make it through the night but God has the last say....

  • Michelle

    The parents had no idea Sunday night when they put their little babies to bed, that their child would be dead the next day. There are no words to describe the empathy I have for the parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, friends and all of those who loved each one of these children. This was so unnecessary and I can't (praise God) even begin to imagine the unbearable pain the parents must feel. God be with the families during this unbearable time of pain and suffering. May each one of those little children rest comfortably within the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • Keesh5000

    Sorry guys...Im having a moment but thanks to Sandra for letting me vent and post...Im done

  • Torae

    RIP sweet baby!

  • zawnn

    Sad. Sad

  • zawnn

    Gotta get off this post. This is tragic.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Me and mine do the same thing. If we need to take a big step back we take a BIG step back. Gotta preserve what we got!

  • shun king

    24 driving a school bus

  • LivingLife_BeingPositive

    I'm a bus driver and the age is 21 and up because that's the age you can obtain your CDL ( I'm 20 something).... I'm praying for everyone involved and I hope they really look into this ... the one down side to being a bus driver is that you need someone on there to help you it's hard to keep your eyes in the rd and have 50 something kids screaming your name to look at this and hand you this and can you get me this... plus I drive 4 routes a high school 2 elementary and a middle with 50+ students on a bus that is made for 48 but say they have a capacity of 72(where?) ...... none the less we just have to be on top of our jobs cause I know I'm carrying someone's precious cargo and I like to think of every child that rides my bus as my child

  • MystyBlu

    Prayers up!

  • Renee Bee

    Continued blessings to you. Be safe on the road.

  • LivingLife_BeingPositive

    Thank you

  • Felicia Kelley

    What is that ninja's name? Johnthony!!

    Is that supposed to be JohnAnthony??

  • Dane

    When I was in school, we pretty much always had high school drivers. That was 70's/80's, though. I didn't think any school system allowed that anymore.

  • Anji

    Prayers for you and your community. Had the sads all day due to this tragedy.

  • Anji

    Simply lovely

  • Cie Be

    So sad....my condolences to the families who lost their children...no words...tear.

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  • Lisa daniels

    My parent never let me ride the bus until high school but by then i rode with friends

  • Lisa daniels

    Well the bus didnt crash itself. It's his fault.

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now that is something I couldn't do ride with friend... The only friend my parents allowed me to ride with home... Was Keri Hilson azz no lie.... Anyone else ... Hell no... Get yo azz on da bus

  • Lisa daniels

    What? Was Keri a good driver? What kind of car did she have?

  • Kilroy

    I hope this negro burns in hell for deliberately flipping that bus. He turned and asked the kids "Are you ready to die?" before turning the wheel and making the bus roll. A true piece of ???.

  • TeeTee

    Really?

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Praying for you and your family.

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Praying for him. Oh Lord this is so sad. I am so sorry for you.

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Please say this isn't so.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A sunfire and she wrecked that bytch ... Bout as good as any other teen driver ... ???

  • Lisa daniels

    Damn, she was a speed demon

  • The ghost of Naomi’s edges

    My condolences to you and your family... My heart is so heavy for you. Continue to be strong and let the lord guide you, hold on to his unchanging hand. ???

  • Keesh5000

    Thanks

  • Layah Jhene

    My sister let my nephew ride in the car with no seatbelts or strapped in his carseat. His carseat is not even properly secure in the car. I told her the moment she crash or get into an accident that cause him to die or eject out the car during an accident I would hurt her if she ain't already dead.

  • Yoni

    This!