Palos Heights School District 128 is among a growing number of school systems using GPS technology to keep track of whether students get on and off their buses safely, reports Superintendent Kathleen Casey researched the technology last year after a first-grade student missed his stop, remaining on the bus as it rolled by his grandmother who stood waiting for him. Casey said the child never left the bus, but for 20 minutes, school officials and family members raced to find him. "It's a terrifying experience," she said, adding that she hopes the technology will help if future incidents occur....

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