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Bus Incident

At+approximately+8%3A10+a.m.+this+morning%2C+Lafayette+Parish+School+Bus+Number+446+transporting+students+to+LJ+Alleman+Middle+School+was+involved+in+a+two-vehicle+crash+with+a+commercial+truck.+The+incident+occurred+at+the+intersection+of+Johnston+Street+and+Foreman+Street.+Preliminary+information+from+the+Lafayette+Police+Officer+at+the+scene+indicates+the+commercial+truck+driver+was+cited+in+the+incident.+The+Transportation+Department+dispatched+additional+buses+to+take+students+to+school.+Parents+were+immediately+notified.+Acadian+Ambulance+arrived+at+the+scene+and+transported+several+students+and+the+school+bus+driver+to+area+hospitals+for+evaluation.+%26ldquo%3BOur+thoughts+and+prayers+go+out+to+the+students+and+their+families.+The+safety+of+our+students+is+our+number+one+priority.+We+appreciate+the+efforts+of+LPSS+staff+for+responding+so+quickly+and+deploying+to+the+scene.+The+School+Board+would+also+like+to+thank+Siros+Bistro+and+Piccadilly+Cafeteria+for+assisting+our+children+at+the+scene+of+the+accident%2C%26rdquo%3B+says+Erick+Knezek%2C+District+8+Board+Member+and+Board+Vice+President.