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Several students suffer minor injuries when semi hits school bus in Wooster

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WOOSTER, Ohio-- "It's every superintendent’s worst nightmare to get a phone call that there’s been an accident with injuries," said Dave Ashley, the superintendent of the Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Ashley got the call of a school bus crash in Wooster around 11:30 Friday morning.

"There were 10 people on board the bus, 4 staff and 6 students," said Ashley.

The students, ages 16 to 18 years old, attend the Ida Sue School and were returning home from a field trip to the Wayne Center For the Arts.

Photo from FOX 8's Melissa Reid

Photo from FOX 8's Melissa Reid

The bus was traveling southeast on Dover Road when a semi came down the 250 exit ramp, failed to stop at the stop sign, and t-boned them.

All 9 passengers and the bus driver were rushed to Wooster Community Hospital.

"There were multiple disabled children so there were communication issues. But our staff came from the Ida Sue School and they were able to be there with the kids. And the staff at Wooster Hospital was fully prepared for 10 people to come in at one time. I just happened to arrive as the ambulances arrived and the treatment was phenomenal," said Ashley.

Ashley says most of the injuries were minor; however, a student and a staff member were later taken to hospitals in Akron.

Meantime, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

The bus is a total loss.

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