The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 49 percent of students grades 4 through 12 reported being bullied at least once in the past month.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Chattanooga school bus crash was one of 655 involving school buses last year alone.
Last year's tragic crash in Chattanooga got the attention of state lawmakers and various safety legislation was introduced this year.
Fire inspectors check electrical cords, fire exits and makes sure any flammables are stored safely. They also help schools develop a fire evacuation plan.
The defendants are charged via recently unsealed grand jury presentments under a new state law
News 2 will focus on school safety in a series of special reports all day Thursday.
News 2 investigated safety planning in area school systems with stories in every newscast all day Thursday.
In the drill, a nearby bus driver was the first person on the scene with a school bus full of 20 child actors that tipped over onto a car.
News 2 is taken a closer look at several cases that have gone cold for authorities in Middle Tennessee.