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Blotter: Woman dies after crashing into Denton ISD school bus in McKinney

One woman died Thursday night after hitting the back of a Denton ISD school bus that was stopped at a red light in McKinney. 

McKinney police identified the deceased woman as 22-year-old Caitlyn Haynes. She was driving a Jeep Wrangler westbound on U.S. Highway 380 when she struck the bus about 11 p.m. at the stop light at Wisteria Way, police said.

Fifteen tennis players from Braswell High School had been on the bus. One was taken to a hospital but has since been released, according to Denton ISD spokesman Mario Zavala.

He said they were coming back from a tennis match when they felt a jolt on the bus. After the crash, an extra bus picked them up. Several kids were picked up by their parents. 

Police could not confirm whether distracted driving, drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. Zavala said the woman was driving at a high speed before the crash.

UNT custodian found unconscious in parking lot, dies later at hospital

University of North Texas police believe a 67-year-old school employee died of natural causes after she was found unconscious Thursday in a parking lot on campus. 

University spokeswoman Julie Payne said the woman, who worked as a custodian on campus, was also enrolled in graduate-level classes. Police found her unresponsive in Lot 26 near the intersection of Highland Street and Avenue C, she said. 

She was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, where she later died. The woman has not been officially identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Other reports

Intersection of Morse and Newton Streets — A 61-year-old bus driver with the Denton County Transportation Authority discovered that her bus had been shot early Thursday morning, according to a police report.

After the woman reported hearing gunshots along her route that morning, she checked the bus and found that a passenger window and side-view mirror had been shot, the report said.

Police responded to the report about 6 a.m. but couldn't locate a suspect. No arrests have been made.

600 block of Mayhill Road — A man was reported to police after attempting to falsify his drug test at the Community Supervision and Corrections Department, according to a police report.

Probationers regularly report to the department, and some are asked to complete a drug test.

Police confiscated the device the man used, the report said. But the report did not specify whether police arrested, cited or released him.

2500 block of Interstate 35 — A 23-year-old woman woke up Thursday morning to find the screen and glass popped out of her living room window in her apartment, according to a police report.

She told police that someone tried to break in while she was asleep. The report did not specify whether anything was taken.

A responding officer took photos of the scene and tried to lift fingerprints. No arrests were made.


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 984 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 50 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 163 calls for service and made 10 arrests.