Education
6:32 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Last Student Released Following JCPS Bus Accident

The last of 48 Jefferson County Public Schools students involved in a bus accident last week was released from Kosair Children’s Hospital Monday.

The district will continue offering counseling services throughout the week as needed.

On Friday, a bus heading toward Frost Middle School was hit by a car carrying three students from Butler High.

District officials say none of the injuries were life threatening and most of the students were released either last Friday or over the weekend.

Spokeswoman Christi Linear-Robinson said the district reached out to parents over the weekend and counselors were in schools Monday, but will continue to be available throughout the week.

“Counselors will be on hand for as long as needed. They were there today and will probably be there tomorrow but they will continue to be available to students and their families as long as is needed," she said.

Some families were critical of the district’s response immediately following the accident, but district officials said they responded according to the information provided by EMS.