School Bus Crash Kills Principal, Injures 2 Children

The bus lurched forward, striking the victims in front of the school
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 26, 2016 5:49 PM CST
School Bus Crash Kills Principal, Injures 2 Children
Students at Amy Beverland Elementary School are picked up after a school bus accident outside the Indianapolis school left the principal dead and two students seriously injured on Tuesday.   (Mykal McEldowney)

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. (More Indiana stories.)

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