Activists warn school districts across country about Durham's unsafe practices

Report finds a high number of crashes, safety violations on company's buses

An image of the Woodmore bush crash and one of it's victims adorn signs as people wait to march. A march was held downtownon May 25, 2017 to remember the victims of the Woodmore Bus Crash and draw attention to Durham Transportation being retained as the contractor for the county's buses.

National Express Group, the parent company of Durham School Services, which is at the center of ongoing litigation since the deadly 2016 Woodmore Elementary School bus crash that left six children dead, has higher numbers of crashes and safety violations than its competitors, according to a national report released Friday.

Local activists are warning school districts across the country about Durham and its parent company, the private contractor that operates the buses for Hamilton County.

Woodmore Elementary school bus crash