School bus hits student, crashes into building in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – A school bus hit a student before crashing into a building in North Charleston, authorities said.

The student who was hit was taken to the hospital with injuries, North Charleston Fire Department Assistant Chief Christian Rainey said.

Rainey didn’t say if the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Rainey said the initial call came into dispatch around 7:45 a.m. and arriving firefighters began to treat students on the bus.

Rainey said four of the eight students on the bus and the driver were taken to the hospital. Rainey said the children on the bus were elementary-aged students.

The Charleston County School District said the bus was transporting North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary students.

Two high school students were struck by debris and also taken to the hospital, Rainey said.

The bus crashed into the Neighbor Store on East Montague Avenue.

North Charleston Police and Fire and Charleston County EMS could be seen on the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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