Friday, June 4, 2010

School bus carrying 35 children goes off road near Piercefield

A bus full of students on a field trip to Tupper Lake went off the road Friday morning.

Canton Central School District Superintendent William Gregory said the bus was heading to the Wild Center for a class field trip. The accident occurred in the Piercefield area, near the intersection of state Routes 3 and 56.

Gregory says a tire caught the side of the road causing the bus to go off the road and through a ravine. The bus came to rest perched up on a berm.

No injuries were reported as of Friday afternoon, although one child was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

Gregory says the accident is being investigated. 35 first graders from two classes were riding on the bus with 10 adults. A scanner reported originally that the bus had overturned, which Gregory said was false.

“The bus did not roll over,” he said.

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