Student struck by school bus ‘has been a brave trooper’

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Published: Mar. 1, 2019 at 4:23 PM CST
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A Castleman Creek Elementary School girl who was struck by a Midway ISD school bus Friday as children were being dropped off in a local neighborhood “has been a brave trooper during treatment over the weekend,” the school’s principal, Dr. Mandy Johnson, said in a message to parents Monday.

Officers, paramedics and firefighters responded to a report of the accident at around 3:50 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Costa Drive and Serena Drive south of Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center.

The girl remains in McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple.

Her mother will visit with the girl’s class this week “to let her classmates know that their friend is OK,” Johnson said in the message.

Additional counselors are on the school’s campus to talk to students with questions or fears, she said, and a counselor will also meet with the students who ride the bus “to help them work through any distress Friday’s accident may have caused,” she said.

The accident is under investigation.

Police said it appeared the girl was struck by the rear of the bus, but it wasn’t immediately clear how or who may have been at fault.

Fourteen other students were aboard the bus at the time.

They were returned to the school, where their parents picked them up.