Tree falls on school bus with children on board in southwest Atlanta

Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 9:45 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 at 1:10 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - It was a scary moment for some Atlanta Public School students Thursday morning.

A tree fell on an APS bus while it was traveling on the 2200 block of Beecher Circle in southwest Atlanta, not far from Beecher Hills Elementary School.

According to Atlanta police, six children and the driver were on board at the time of the incident. None were injured.

Neighbor Victor M. McCoy told CBS46 he heard a loud thud and ran outside.

“I heard a woman screaming, and so I said, ‘It’s a vehicle under there,’” he said.

Realizing it was a school bus, he found the rear emergency door.

“There was a branch holding, stopping it, where you couldn’t open the door, so my neighbors assisted me to raise it up,” he said. “There was a driver in there that had glass in her eyes. Then there was another lady that was there for the children. I didn’t know there was children on there because they were quiet.”

Atlanta Public Schools sent CBS46 the following statement: