North Carolina school bus overturns; kids sent to hospital



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ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said a school bus carrying middle school students overturned Monday morning in Alexander County, WSOC reports.

The incident happened just after 7:30 a.m. on Icard Ridge Road near the Bethlehem community.

According to school officials, the bus was headed to West Alexander Middle School.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol told WSOC an accident reconstruction team is being brought in with drones to investigate the scene.

Officials said 13 of the 19 students on board and the bus driver were transported to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is not clear at this point.

No additional details have been released.

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