The incident occurred at 3:43 p.m. on state Route 58, approximately two miles east of its intersection with U.S. Route 23, according to Scott County Central Dispatch.
Scott County Schools Superintendent John Ferguson said a total of seven students — five from Gate City Middle School and two from Gate City High School — were on board bus No. 51 when it was rear-ended.
Ferguson said the bus had stopped to drop off a student when the collision happened. The student exiting the bus at the time reportedly struck his head and was taken to the hospital by his parents as a precaution. Another student received a cut on his arm, Ferguson said.
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