An Indiana principal was killed and two children were injured Tuesday after a school bus jumped the curb and struck them, officials said.
Susan Jordan, a principal at Amy Beverland Elementary School, died in a “freak accident” outside the school in Lawrence Township, according to Indianapolis Police Sgt. Kendale Adams. School district officials confirmed Jordan’s death. Two 10-year-old students sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Twenty-five students were on the bus when it lurched forward and jumped the curb, officials said at a news conference. There were no other reported injuries.
“Tonight, our hearts are heavy – but full,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a statement. “In moments like this, I know that tears come far easier than words. Tonight, we are all one family.”