CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Local stations are reporting multiple elementary students in Chattanooga have died and many more are hurt after the school bus they were on crashed and wrapped around a tree.
Thirty-five students were on the bus at the time of the crash, WDEF reported.
Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher had said 23 of them have been taken to the hospital, but there may be more kids hurt, as crews were still working on rescuing people who were trapped.
Everyone has since been freed from the bus, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.
WDEF reported at least 12 of those students have died, but the district’s attorney’s office has only confirmed six. There are no official numbers yet from police or medical personnel aside from that there were multiple deaths.
The severity of the others’ injuries has not yet been reported.
— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) November 21, 2016