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Central Square School Bus Involved in Accident

A Central Square Central School District bus and a passenger vehicle were involved in an accident this morning (Dec. 10) in front of A.A. Cole Elementary School.

The accident happened at 9:07 a.m. on Route 49. The 46 students on board at the time of the accident were all evaluated by medical personnel, and three students were transported to the hospital in an abundance of caution.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was extricated from the car and taken to the hospital for treatment.

At the time of the accident, roads were dry and clear.

According to Central Square Central School District Superintendent Joseph Menard, the response from school district personnel and emergency crews was fantastic.

“Under the leadership of A.A. Cole Elementary Principal Mike Smolnik, Brewerton Elementary Principal Erin Phillips, Transportation Supervisor Jim Edick and Director of Facilities Paul Brissette, the staff at A.A. Cole were tremendous in assisting parents, but most importantly our students, during this situation,” Menard said. “I could not be more proud of our staff.”