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A St. Helena Parish school bus overturned, injuring at least 11 students and two adults, at the intersection of La. 43 and Muse Road about a mile south of Greensburg on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, after being hit by a pickup truck.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ST HELENA PARISH SHERRIF"S OFFICE

Yet another school bus crashing, this one in St. Helena Parish in Louisiana, with 38 students taken to the hospital. The bus did not have belts installed.

Why can’t we have a school bus seat bus law in Louisiana like other states around the country? I read that at least six students are killed a year in school buses that do not have seat belts installed in them.

Come on, lawmakers in Baton Rouge. Impose a law for school buses to have seat belts, and save lives.

Nicholas Lapara, Jr.

paralegal

Metairie