Parents of student killed in bus crash sue school district

Posted on Mar 30, 2010
The parents of Marc Chaplin, who died November 2 of last year when his motorcycle collided with a school bus are suing Horry County School District for failing to release public records. Rodney and Cathleen Chaplin filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents and they were never produced.

Chaplin's motorcycle crashed with a school bus driven by Michael Joseph Burns, 77. Burns was charged with failing to yield right-of-way in the crash. He has now requested a jury trial in the case. The crash occurred around 8:10 am on November 2 as the bus turned onto northbound S.C. 31 ramp at Robert Grissom Parkway. Chaplin, who was a senior at the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Technology, was on his way to school on International Drive. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash as Burns was returning to North Myrtle Beach High School after dropping students off at the academy.