School officials: Student injured by bus bruised but OK
UPDATE: School officials have reported that the student that was injured by a bus Thursday, Nov. 21, was late and trying to catch up to the bus as it was leaving the school. The student then slipped on some ice, and the bus wheel rolled over the student's foot.
Staff at Fargo Public Schools have said the child is OK and has no broken bones, just some bruising.
When asked, the company that owns the bus said the driver will not face any punishment as he did not do anything wrong. They also said this is an example of how important bus safety is and to be careful in icy conditions.
FARGO — A student was injured by a bus at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21, Fargo Public Schools confirmed.
At about 3:45 p.m. dispatchers received a report of a medical emergency at 1601 13th Ave. S. A student's ankle and foot were injured after "making contact" with a bus while the student was trying to board it, according to Executive Assistant to the Superintendent AnnMarie Campbell.
An ambulance and the Fargo Fire Department could be seen outside the school. The student was receiving medical attention and was alert and conscious, Campbell said.
Campbell said no further details were immediately available Thursday afternoon.