Three Rogers High School students were struck in Otsego this morning when a pickup truck failed to stop for a school bus stop arm, according to a report issued by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
The school bus stop was located at 78th Street Northeast and Parrish Avenue Northeast in Otsego. The students were struck by the oncoming truck around 6:51 a.m., as they walked towards the stopped school bus. The students were transported by ground ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center, and the extent of their injuries is unknown at this point.
The driver of the pickup truck is being detained for questioning.
District 728 released a statement, saying school district and building crisis teams, including counselors, are present at Rogers High School “to provide ongoing support for students and staff.”
“We appreciate our emergency responders for their fine work and for keeping us informed,” the statement reads.
“It’s been a difficult day for our Rogers High School community and our thoughts are with our students and their families,” said Rogers High School Principal Jason Paurus. “In times like these it is important to come together, lean on each other and show care and concern for one another.”
This is an active investigation, and more information will be posted as it becomes available.