Video Of Central Minn. School Bus Incident Goes Viral

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Frightening moments for some central Minnesota students on a school bus have gone viral.

A video posted to Facebook Thursday shows a Cambridge-Isanti school bus stopped in an intersection on Highway 65 with its back end in the northbound lane.

Students can be heard screaming in the background.

“Everybody was terrified, wanted to be moved forward so that they could get out of the line of danger,” said parent Lisa Luke.

Her 15-year-old son took the cellphone video, which has been shared thousands of times since it was posted to Facebook.

Still frame from cellphone video of school bus incident (credit: CBS)

Still frame from cellphone video of school bus incident (credit: CBS)

The school district sent a letter to parents Friday morning saying a full investigation into the incident is underway.

“That video that’s out there was only one piece of information,” District Superintendent Dr. Ray Queener said. “I want to make sure I thoroughly understand everything that was going on around.”

The letter also said the driver was reacting to another vehicle that had stopped abruptly. Queener said no students were hurt in the incident.

“Because student safety is so important, I’m going to thoroughly investigate it. We’re going to make sure that we know exactly what was going on,” Queener said.

The district said the bus driver had one previous complaint against him in the 12 years he has been employed, but he was cleared in that incident.

He was not driving any school buses Friday, but the district did not have a date of when he would return.

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