POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A student from Purcell Elementary was hit by a school bus, according to the Polk County school officials.
The incident happened Friday afternoon when Purcell Elementary School was dismissing. According to PCSO, the student on the bike and the school bus collided. The student was injured and taken to the Tampa General Hospital by a helicopter.
There were other students on the bus at the time of the incident, Polk school officials said. They saw what happened or learned about the incident afterward when EMS and law enforcement responded to the site.
Crisis counselors rode on the bus with the students, providing help when the children were taken home after the ordeal. Additional counseling will be available at the school Monday.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives will investigate the incident.
Officials haven’t released any information about the victim’s injuries.
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