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Cumberland school bus flips over on Slocomb Road; injuries not life-threatening


Editor's note: This story has been updated with a statement from the school system.

No life-threatening injuries were reported Thursday morning when a Cumberland County Schools bus overturned in the 2000 block of Slocomb Road, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident was reported at 8:05 a.m. Thursday. School Bus 403 flipped over on the side of the road.

Twenty-three Pine Forest High School students were on the bus, according to a statement from Cumberland County Schools.

“As a precaution, students and the bus driver were transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center's main campus for evaluation,’’ the school system said.

Details of what caused the accident were not immediately available.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, the news release said.

“We are grateful to law enforcement and first responders who worked with school officials to respond quickly to this situation,’’ the school system said. “While the accident is still under investigation by law enforcement, we are thankful that there were no life-threatening injuries.’’

Drivers were cautioned to avoid Slocomb Road, which was closed to traffic.

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