Child found Unconcious on Bus in Rockwood – UPDATE

A Ridge View Elementary School Student was found unresponsive on his bus this morning shortly before 8am.  When the bus arrived at Ridge View and students began unloading, the student, age 6, wasn’t moving.
According to reports by the Rockwood Fire Department, the child had fallen asleep sometime on the bus and fell from his seat and struck his head. 
Rockwood Fire First Responders had to carry the student off the bus, and administered first aid.  The boy did regain consciousness and was alert and talking to his mother. The boy was transported by ambulance to Children’s Hospital at the request of the mother. His condition at this time unknown.
A report is being filed by the school resource officer but at this time, there is no known cause of why the boy fell out of his seat.  More information when it becomes available.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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  1. How old was the boy

  2. Praying for him and family

  3. Why is there not seatbelts on the buses?

    • I’ve always heard they are a safety hazard and the cost to outfit all buses would be too much for the state/and or local governments. Plus it would limit the number of spaces available for kids.

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