Pasadena ISD buses carrying students to graduation involved in crash
HOUSTON – Several Pasadena Independent School District buses that were carrying students to a graduation ceremony Thursday were involved in a crash in southeast Houston.
The crash was reported about 5 p.m. on Beltway 8 near Beamer Road.
School district officials said that the buses were headed to a graduation ceremony at NRG when the crash happened.
Nine students were being treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to officials, though several were taken to area hospitals to be examined.
Video from Sky2 showed one of the buses appeared to have sustained serious front-end damage.
As of Thursday evening, two students remained hospitalized. Those who weren't able to attend the commencement ceremony will have a private graduation at a later date, the district confirmed.
Pasadena ISD released the following statement:
5 Pasadena ISD busses were involved in an accident on Beltway 8 and Blackhawk. The busses were in route to NRG stadium for Pasadena Memorial High School graduation. 12 students are being treated on site for minor injuries. Replacement busses will transport all students to NRG for graduation. Parents should come to NRG stadium for graduation ceremonies. All parents of injured students have been contacted.
We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.
#Update: a spokesman with Pasadena ISD says that 11 students were treated for injuries in the bus crash. 2 students taken to the hospital as well as a bus driver & faculty member. The Pasedena Memorial HS students were headed to graduation at NRG stadium. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/Mi43zCBMXb— Brittany Jeffers (@KPRC2BrittanyJ) May 31, 2018
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