Authorities say an Indianapolis elementary school principal was killed and two of her students were seriously injured when a bus suddenly lurched forward and struck them in front of the school on Tuesday, the AP reports. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says buses were lined up outside the school when the accident happened. She says the bus went over a curb and struck the principal and two 10-year-old children. The children were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Reith.
The victim was identified as Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School. Lawrence Township Schools superintendent Shawn Smith says the district "lost a great educator." Reith says the bus driver and 25 students on the bus weren't injured. She said the driver was being interviewed. (Read more Indiana stories.)