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Unauthorized Bus Entry

No person may enter a school bus without the prior authorization of the Armstrong School District or the bus driver. Any person that attempts to enter a school bus without such authorization and/or refuses to get off of the bus when directed to do so is subject to a fine, imprisonment, or both pursuant to Section 5517 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. 
 
5517. Unauthorized school bus entry. (a) Offense defined.-- A person who enters a school bus without prior authorization of the driver or a school official with intent to commit a crime or disrupt or interfere with the driver, or a person who enters a school bus without prior authorization of the driver or a school official who refused to disembark after being ordered to do so by the driver, commits a misdemeanor of the third degree. (b) Notice.-- A school district may place a notice at the entrance of the school bus that warns against unauthorized entry. (June 11, 1998, P.L.460, No.64, eff. 60 days) 1998 Amendment. Act 65 added section 5517. 
To help keep our students safe & the bus moving in a timely manner, we ask that you DO NOT STOP the bus in anyway. This means and is not limited to blocking the bus with a vehicle or standing in front/behind the bus. If you have a concern about the bus or student safety, please contact one of the following:
 
Armstrong School District- Transportation Office 
181 Heritage Park Dr., Suite 2
Kittanning, PA 16201
724-548-6014
 
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