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Police: Teen girls fighting on school bus cause crash

Teens who were fighting caused a bus accident in Gulfport, police said.
Teens who were fighting caused a bus accident in Gulfport, police said. Gulfport Police Department

GULFPORT -- Teenage girls fighting on a school bus Wednesday distracted the driver, causing the bus to have a slow-speed crash, police said.

No serious injuries were reported, but one student was taken by ambulance to a hospital at a parent's request, police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said.

The bus had just left North Gulfport 7th and 8th Grades.

It crashed about 3:40 p.m. as the driver was trying to turn west on Polk Street from Indiana Avenue, hitting the front of a car.

"None of the children even knew the bus had crashed," McDaniel said. "They just thought the bus had come to a stop."

"On-scene investigators determined the bus driver became distracted due to a fight occurring on the bus between some females," McDaniel said.

School administrators went to the scene of the crash.

"The school will be taking disciplinary action," McDaniel said.

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