No serious injuries in school bus accident near Brooks Elementary
By JOHN A. WINTERS
No serious injuries were reported after a Coweta County School System bus rear-ended another one while leaving Brooks Elementary in north Coweta after school on Monday.
There were a handful of minor complaints and emergency personnel were evaluating a handful of students on Bus 147-99 and Bus 116-99, authorities said.
There was only slight damage to the rear of one bus and the front of the other.
"We're still investigating but it appears one bus (147-99) stopped and the other bus ran into it," said Coweta County Sheriff's Deputy Andy Gore, who is a school resource officer. "There were no major injuries, just a few complaints."
The majority of students were taken off the bus and went back to the school. The handful who reported complaints were left on the bus and were being evaluated by EMTs and Coweta County Fire Department personnel.
School officials were in the process of notifying parents Monday afternoon, but none of the students had been taken to the hospital as of 3:30 p.m. Authorities said those students whose parents could not be reached would be taken to the hospital. School officials were arranging other transportation for the other students.
"The students were being checked out and all the injuries appeared minor," Jackson said. "But if a parent wants us to transport them to a hospital, we will certainly do that."
As of 4:30 p.m., all students had been evaluated and went home with the exception of one. That student was taken to the hospital per a request by the parents.
At one point, students could be heard singing "Happy Birthday" to one of their peers while on the bus.