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(INDIANAPOLIS) — A bus accident outside of an elementary school near Indianapolis left the school’s principal dead and two 10-year-old students injured.

The three were on a sidewalk in Amy Beverland Elementary School’s parking lot when a school bus jumped the curb and struck them.

Principal Susan Jordan was killed after serving as principal of the school for 22 years. The two kids suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The 25 students on the school bus at the time and the driver were uninjured.

It is so far unclear what caused the accident, but the driver was said to be working with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Fatal Alcohol and Crash Team in the investigation.

A parent on the scene said staff at the school gathered to mourn their loss at the time.

“It was just a lot of teachers crying and holding hands and you could just tell they were praying and you know deep sympathy, so my heart goes out to the family,” she said.

Classes on Wednesday were canceled in wake of the accident, but the school will remain open to offer emotional support for mourners, according to the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township.

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