Festus Bus Accident: School Bus Fatally Strikes First Grader In Jefferson County: The news is coming from Jefferson County, there is a first grader from Plattin Primary School South of Festus was fatally struck by a school bus on Tuesday in the afternoon, this has been stated by the authorities and the school officials, the incident happened at around 3:30 pm near the intersection. This happened in Oakland Hill and Oakland Manor in the Oakland Mobile Home Park near Festus which is in the Jefferson R-7 School District, the boy exited the bus at the time which was pulling away at the time, there were other students who were aboard when he got stuck, Trooper Scott Roettger of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Festus Bus Accident
A highway patrol crash investigation team was at the site and they were speaking with the driver and any of the witnesses in order to determine how the accident occurred, this has been stated by Roettger, Tuesday was the last day of school before the winter break in the district. It has been stated by Superintendent Clint Johnston, “This morning we were singing Christmas carols together,” his voice was breaking with emotion at the time, he further added, “This is a bad day; it’s a bad day for our school, it’s a bad day for our community. We’re hurting.”
The family of the child had been notified, this has been stated by Roettger and Johnston, the student was one of 240 students who attend Plattin Primary, 2400 Jefferson School Road, this has been stated by Johnson, Grief counselors will be available on Wednesday and beyond for anyone in the community who feels like talking about the tragedy.
He has further suggested that the parents should take the time in order to talk with the children about what has happened and in order to let them know that “it’s OK to hurt.” he further added “Please keep our families and our community and our children in your thoughts and prayers. It’s going to be a tough Christmas season for a lot of people,” he said. “We’ll get through it. We’ll rise; we’ll pull together. But this is not the way anyone wants to ever have to experience a holiday break. We’re hurting.”
There are going to be further revelations on the story in the coming days and weeks, we are going to be on our toes in order to provide you with further details in the coming days and weeks, there are going to be further revelations and we will be providing you the updates as soon as something comes under our radar.