The next hearing in a lawsuit filed by a Neosho couple against the Neosho R-5 School District and the 72-year-old bus driver who accidentally ran over their six-year-old son and killed him is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Newton County Circuit Court.
John and Terri Wright initially filed the lawsuit in Jasper County Circuit Court but it was moved to Newton County in March on a change of venue. Jacob Wright, 6, fell under the wheels of the bus on Dec. 16, 2004. He and his eight-year-old brother had just gotten off the bus when for some reason Jacob went back toward it and fell as the bus pulled away, according to police reports.
The busdriver, Bill Hoover, was not charged.