MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four people were hurt Tuesday morning when a semi-truck crashed into a car and then into a southern Minnesota school.

(credit: Eric Johnson/ Austin Daily Herald)

It happened just after 9 a.m. in the town of Lyle, which is south of Austin, in Mower County, near the Iowa border. The school’s superintendent says the fire alarms went off in the school after the truck crashed into a 6th grade art classroom, and the building was evacuated.

The Minnesota State Patrol says two students, and two people in the car that was rear-ended, were transported with minor injuries.

A witness described the scene as “diesel fuel spraying everywhere and kids screaming.”

Students stayed in a nearby church until their parents could pick them up. Classes are canceled for Wednesday and will resume once contractors assess the integrity of the building, which hosts about 300 Pre-k through high school students each day.

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