From 11 Alive News last week >>
11Alive Staff, WXIA 8:48 a.m. EST November 6, 2014
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — No students were seriously hurt when their school bus was involved in an accident in DeKalb County Thursday morning.
It happened in the 3400 block of Pleasantdale Road, outside the Morningside Apartments.
DeKalb County Schools spokesman Quinn Hudson said six Pleasantdale Elementary School students were aboard the bus. They were transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston after suffering minor aches and pains.
Hudson said the school’s principal traveled to the hospital to be with the students. Their parents were also called.
Dispatchers said a couple of adults were hurt in the wreck, but all injuries were minor.
The accident is under investigation.
We pray that everyone involved in this accident is continuing to heal. We find this story very important due to these facts:
(1) comments posted on DSW in the past have alleged deferred maintenance and other problems with the school bus fleet and
(2) the Principal that the article says “traveled to the hospital to be with the students” is Mrs. Brown of Pleasantdale Elementary. She was one of the four Regional Principals of the Year that lost out on the “Principal of the Year” award when that was given to Ralph Simpson.
We also want point out to Quinn Hudson that there is no such thing as “minor aches and pains” when you are in a car crash!