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Principal Killed Saving Students From Moving Bus

By The Associated Press — February 09, 2016 1 min read
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An Indianapolis elementary principal who was fatally struck by a school bus had managed to push as many as 10 children to safety, estimated a teacher who witnessed the incident.

Debbie Thie said she was standing on a sidewalk outside the school in front of a line of buses. As students filed out, she saw a bus, which had a driver aboard, heave forward toward the children. Two 10-year-old students were injured, and Principal Susan Jordan was killed in what authorities believe was an accident.

Jordan had been principal at Amy Beverland Elementary School for 22 years.

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A version of this article appeared in the February 10, 2016 edition of Education Week as Principal Killed Saving Students From Moving Bus

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