Friday, November 4, 2016

Springville: Child struck, pinned under school bus

UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.- Buffalo media confirms the child died.

It was a tragic scene on West Main Street in Springville Friday afternoon. Authorities say a child was apparently struck and pinned under a school bus according to several Buffalo news outlets. Here is a statement from the school superintendent:
Message From The Superintendent: Tragic Accident

I’m very sorry to inform you that there was a tragic accident this afternoon involving a Springville-Griffith school bus and one of our students. The Springville Griffith community will do all it can to support our students and families in the wake of this tragedy. The District will have crisis counselors available for students, faculty, staff and families who need assistance tomorrow at the Springville Elementary School from 10:00 to 12:00 tomorrow, and as needed going forward.
The District is working with authorities to determine the cause of the accident and to determine what can be done in the future to prevent similar tragedies. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. 

Kimberly Moritz, Superintendent of Schools