Chico school bus involved in crash

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A Chico ISD bus carrying four golf students and a coach was involved in a crash this morning in Cooke County. Chico ISD Superintendent Don Elsom released the following statement: “The Chico ISD golf team experienced a bus accident this morning. Four students and a coach were involved. Three students were taken to a Gainesville hospital to be evaluated. Once we have more information, we will post it on the Chico ISD Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please keep our staff and students in your prayers.” The Gainesville Daily Register reported on its website this morning that officials told their reporters that the accident happened near Muenster and involved minor injuries. The paper reported that details about what caused the crash were not immediately available. A photo that accompanied the Daily Register’s story showed a school bus on its side just off a roadway.

UPDATE at 3 p.m.: The Chico school district has released the following update on the students’ conditions: “While 3 members of our golf team were transported, all 4 of the members were treated, 3 have been released. We have one member of the golf team that is being kept overnight for observation.”

The Messenger will post more details as they are available.

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