Speaking to media outside Woodmore Elementary School just after 6 p.m., Arnold could not immediately confirm the names or ages of those who were killed. The bus carried 35 students.
At least 23 students were taken to hospitals after the bus ran into a utility pole and overturned.
While emergency responders filled several blocks of Talley Road, officials from all levels of local government rushed to the scene.
More about the crash from our partners at Times Free Press.