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Written by Nicole Schaefer   
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Teague Independent School District’s boys’ and girls’ high school track teams were involved in a roll-over bus wreck on Thursday, March 2, 2017 while in route to a track meet in Centerville.


At around 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the bus was heading southbound on Interstate 45 when the driver missed the Highway 7/Centerville exit near Buffalo and lost control of the bus, causing it to roll and come to rest on its side.

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According to TISD Superintendent Nate Carman, thirteen of the students were taken to Centerville and Fairfield hospitals with minor injuries; and one female student flown to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan with a neck injury. Sources say she was alert and talking at the scene. None of the injuries were life-threatening; and each student was treated and released the same day.

Since the accident, twelve more students have gone to see a doctor for precautionary measures.

The bus is reported to have been carrying 36 students, the driver, and two school coaches. None of the adults were injured in the accident.

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All uninjured students were taken back to Teague High School in another bus and released to their parents.

“We have been in touch with the insurance company, who will be contacting each of the parents with students involved in the incident,” says Superintendent Carman. “The school is currently reaching out to the parents as well; to help explain how the insurance process works.”