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Railroad crossing arm hits Seminole County school bus

1 student taken to area hospital as precaution

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – One student was taken to an area hospital as a precaution after a railroad crossing arm hit a school bus Monday afternoon, according to officials from Seminole County Public Schools.

The bus was leaving Greenwood Lakes Middle School when the incident happened. The driver was uninjured and the bus did not sustain any damage.

One student on the bus claimed to be injured and was taken to South Seminole Hospital as a precaution, officials said. The driver and the other students on board were not injured and the bus did not sustain any damage.

“I viewed the tape and the driver did stop for the tracks, looking both directions, then started to proceed but stopped quickly,” said Trish Keefer, the safety manager with the district. “That is when the stop arm made contact with the front of the bus ... Bus will not be affected by this incident.”

Seminole County students returned to school for the first day of the new semester Friday.