According to Gary Austin of Bradley County Schools, the driver, Sandy Henley of bus No. 42, was approaching the intersection of Spring Place Road at the off-ramp of APD 40 when the brakes on the vehicle “felt spongy.”
The driver reportedly swerved to avoid a collision with a vehicle and struck a guard rail, then made light contact with the vehicle, Austin said today.
None of the approximately 30 students were injured.
An alternate bus was dispatched to the scene and the students were transported to Lake Forest Middle School.
Austin said the students had been picked up from Black Fox Elementary School for transport to the middle school.
According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO, traffic investigator Blu Walker is in charge of the investigation.
Officials cleared the scene just before 9 a.m.
n An Ohio woman was arrested by Criminal Interdiction agents after a traffic stop. Alleged marijuana was found on her person.
According to Mario Santos of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Division, Lovie A. Rumph, 48, of Hamilton, Ohio, was reportedly speeding along Interstate 75 when Santos performed a traffic stop at exit 33 in Charleston.
As Lt. Julie Quinn was performing a pat-down search, she located a “white piece of paper with a green leafy substance in it,” according to Santos affidavit.
Rumph was arrested and transported to the Bradley County Jail where she was charged with simple possession of marijuana.
n A storage unit located on Waterlevel Highway (Highway 64) was reportedly burglarized sometime during April, according to a report filed by deputy Jeremy Guthrie.
Justin Hann reported that sometime between the beginning of April and May 1, someone took a Zenith television and a black filing cabinet from his storage unit.
According to the report, the missing items were valued at $120.