NC school bus with 15 students on board crashes into building, injuries reported


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus crashed into a building in north Charlotte Thursday morning.

Officials say the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. on Statesville Road near Norris Avenue, blocking all inbound lanes of Statesville Avenue south of Atando Avenue.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 15 students were aboard bus #509 en route to Ranson Middle School when the crash happened.

Crews on scene reported that several students had been removed from the bus and taken away by other buses that have pulled up.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released the following statement on the incident:

CMS is thankful that no serious injuries have been reported at this time. Emergency responders, CMS Transportation, CMS-PD and district staff responded quickly to help ensure students and staff involved received care. Families of students on board bus #509 were notified, advised of no injuries and arrangements made for safe transportation home or to school. Law enforcement is investigating this incident and CMS will review events leading up to the accident to help ensure the safety of students and staff on CMS Transportation.”

Worried parents arrived in the area shortly after the crash was reported.

Charlotte police say injuries are involved but did not provide details regarding the injuries. According to Medic, the injuries are minor.

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