Tree limb shatters school bus window

By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

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DOBSON — A school bus driver for Surry County Schools backed into a tree limb on Monday morning causing the glass of its window to shatter.

The bus incident happened at 7:20 a.m.

The street location was not released.

“The bus had to turn into a driveway (part of a routine three-point turn) and backed out. In the rear position, a limb came through one of the glass windows,” said Sonia Dickerson, director of Communications for Surry County Schools.

“The glass shattered. The glass landed in a seat where two girls were sitting,” she said. “The driver immediately stopped the vehicle. He parked the bus. The driver called in the incident.”

Protocol for Surry County Schools requires for an ambulance to show up at any scene, no matter how major or minor.

“None of the students reported injuries. As a matter of fact, they wanted to get to school,” said Dickerson.

The children were eventually shifted by the driver onto another bus and made it to class by 9 a.m.

The students were from Surry Central Middle School and Surry Central High School.

A Surry Central High School staffer indicated the incident happened on bus #146.

School officials confirmed that Principal Cecilia Hodges of Surry Central High School was dispatched to the scene. Charles Graham, the assistant superintendent for Surry, also was present, along with two state troopers.

Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @newsgonz.


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