16 taken to hospitals after North Georgia school bus rolls over

After a bus rolled over Monday, 16 middle school students were taken to two area hospitals.

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After a bus rolled over Monday, 16 middle school students were taken to two area hospitals.

More than a dozen children were taken to two area hospitals after a Gilmer County school bus rolled over Monday afternoon, officials said.

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A Clear Creek Middle School bus rolled on its side Monday afternoon. (Credit: Canyon Adams)

A Clear Creek Middle School bus rolled on its side Monday afternoon. (Credit: Canyon Adams)

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A Clear Creek Middle School bus rolled on its side Monday afternoon. (Credit: Canyon Adams)

None of the 16 Clear Creek Middle School students taken to the hospital are believed to have life-threatening injuries and the driver was not injured, Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Shanna Wilkes said.

The other students on board were taken back to the school so their parents could pick them up, school receptionist Nancy Cantrell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Because of blocked access to Yukon Road, buses may have been up to two hours late getting students home, the district said.

The sheriff’s office said the wreck was cleared and Yukon Road reopened by 5:30 p.m.

Gilmer County is about 70 miles north of Atlanta.

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