A school bus caught fire shortly after leaving Richland Center High School while carrying around 15 students.
A representative from the Richland School District, as quoted by reports, said that the driver had pulled the bus over due to a bad feeling about the vehicle and evacuated the students, which ranged from elementary ages to high school. Very soon after this, the bus was on fire.
According to one of the passengers, 7th-grade Amber Parish, the smaller children were much more frightened than the older students, because they had left some of their belongings on the bus. Parish also commended the driver, saying that the students were only safe thanks to quick thinking.
The parents of the students were notified of the situation but an investigation is ongoing. No one was harmed in the fire and firefighters quickly doused the flame, but the district is unsure how the fire began.
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