On Monday afternoon, Feb. 22, a USD 234 School Bus was attempting to cross 12th Street at the HWY. 69 bypass with a destination of the Fort Scott Middle School, according to a USD 234 Facebook post by Superintendent Ted Hessong.
A semi-trailer hit the front of the bus, he said
“Everyone on the bus is fine physically,”Hessong said on the Facebook post. “The bus driver was obviously shaken up, and the students, around 20 of them appeared fine.”
“A few USD 234 staff were on the scene to help with the students and I want to thank them for helping to manage the students and parents, they did an excellent job,” he said. “We were able to send most of the students with their parents once the highway patrol released the students from the scene. We did need to transport a few students on a substitute bus.”
“We are thankful no one was seriously injured and I appreciate everyone who helped to manage the situation for the safety of our students and driver.”
Fort Scott Police Chief Travis Shelton said the Kansas Highway Patrol worked the accident.