While Easton Area students might be members of the iPhone generation, most of the cameras watching their school buses are still in the '80s.
But the school district wants to change that. According to the Express-Times, district officials want replace about 50-60 of its bus cameras—which use VHS recorders—with new digital versions, at a cost of $1000 each.
"We are losing the ability to record activity on the buses daily," chief operating officer Michael Simonetta said. "The tapes are falling apart."
Incidents on district school buses aren't unheard of. Earlier this year, an Easton woman was charged with boarding a bus and punching a 10-year-old boy.