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Students on Bus Route 28B impacted by smoldering wheel

The driver of Bus Route 28B safely evacuated students off the bus at approximately 8 a.m. today, May 14, 2019, at East Elementary in Waynesville. As the driver pulled into the school, smoke was detected coming from the wheels on the bus. Preliminary reports indicate that the wheel was smoldering and fire extinguishers were quickly used to keep the situation contained. Another bus will be used until complete repairs may be made.


No immediate injuries were reported at the scene; however, the school nurse has checked each of the students.


"Issued May 14, 2019"