Three Dallastown Area School District students suffered minor scrapes in a Wednesday morning crash involving two school buses.

The injuries were so minor that all three elementary school-age students were able to attend classes for the day, said Josh Doll, the assistant superintendent.

The crash happened when a bus from Durham School Services, the company the district contracts for student transportation, rear-ended a second bus owned by the company on Beck Road in Springfield Township about 8:40 a.m., Doll said.

There were a combined 26 students on board the buses that were going to Loganville-Springfield Elementary, a kindergarten through third-grade school.

"All students were taken to the school to be checked out by the nurse," Doll said.

Police, fire and medical responders were called to the scene, he said.

Parents of students who were on the buses were notified about the crash via the district's mass messaging system and also received an update stating the students were safe. District staff also followed up those messages with calls to each of the student's parents, Doll said.

"We called them individually to give them some personal comfort," he said.

The district, in conjunction with Durham, will conduct an internal investigation into the crash.

State police are also investigating.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.



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