LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A second-grade student at Luhr Elementary School was hit by a Jefferson County Public Schools bus near the school early Monday morning.
JCPS spokesman Mark Hebert said the 8-year-old boy was beaten outside the school. Louisville Metro Police Officer Matt Sanders said the boy’s injuries are “very serious.”
According to a Louisville MetroSafe supervisor, it happened around 8:15 a.m. on Fegenbush Lane at Hollow Creek Road. Hebert said the boy was crossing the street when he was hit. He said the bus was not carrying any students and was not headed to Luhr.
Sanders said the boy was with his father and brother when he was able to “run in front of the school bus” heading south on Fegenbush. Sanders said the student was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition.
The LMPD Traffic Unit is interviewing witnesses. The traffic control officer who normally works at the intersection was not there Monday because he was on bereavement leave.
Sanders said LMPD has no replacements for traffic control officers.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have enough TCOs to cover all the schools in the area,” Sanders said.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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