A Monroe County school bus wrecked Thursday morning, but there were reportedly no serious injuries.
According to Director of Schools Dr. DeAnna McClendon, at approximately 7:20 a.m. one of the system’s buses was involved in an accident at 570 Wilson Station Road in the Mount Vernon community.
According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the school bus was traveling east on Wilson Station Road when it reportedly ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree where it entered its “final uncontrolled rest.”
There were approximately 23 juvenile students on the bus with six sustaining non-life threatening injuries, according to the THP.
The investigation into the cause of the accident is currently ongoing.
At the time of the wreck, McClendon said none of the injuries were serious.
“Thankfully everyone on the bus, including students and staff, did not receive any serious injuries,” she said at the time.
On Monday, she stated that she has not received any reports or calls from parents stating any other concerns from the injured.
“At this time we are waiting to hear back from our state troopers because they were conducting the investigation,” McClendon said.
She assured the community that they take the responsibility of transporting students seriously.
“We don’t take for granted that people entrust their children to us every day on the bus to school, while they are at school and on their way home from school in the afternoon,” she said. “We want to make sure that we are doing our utmost to protect their children and trust every day.”