Bus drivers tie black ribbons around stop arms in honor of 3 kids killed

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LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WAND) - School bus drivers in one Indiana county are paying a solemn tribute to three siblings killed while boarding a school bus. 

A 9-year-old girl, Alivia Stahl, and her twin 6-year-old brothers, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, were hit and killed by a pickup truck as they boarded a school bus in Rochester in Fulton County last month. 

24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd has been charged with three felony counts of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus while its arm is extended, causing injury. 

A school bus driver in Lake County posted to Facebook that Lake Central buses are displaying black ribbons over their stop arms for the next five days in memory of the children. 

Their goal is to make drivers more aware of the importance of stopping which stop arms are out and lights are flashing on school buses. 

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