Students safe after bus wreck

Twelve students aboard a Randolph County school bus emerged uninjured from a weather-related wreck Thursday morning, officials said.

Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said the accident occurred at about 8:55 a.m. on Glady Road (also known as County Route 27) when a truck driven by Chad McLean, of Belington, slid into a school bus operated by Phillip Isner.

Neither the 12 students on board nor the bus driver suffered any injuries. McLean, the truck driver, was also unharmed.

“There were no students transported to the hospital,” Brady said. Damages to both the bus and the truck were minimal, despite the slick conditions, he added.

Randolph County Superintendent of Schools Terry George said the accident was minor.

“There were no injuries, and once students had been checked by EMS, they were released to their parents’ custody,” George said.

In addition to the sheriff’s office and Randolph County EMS, the Elkins Volunteer Fire Department and the Harman Fire Department responded to the scene.

Randolph County Schools ran on a two-hour delay schedule Thursday because of weather conditions.

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