Ten Barrington High students injured in minor bus crash
Ten Barrington High students were taken to a Wisconsin hospital for evaluation Thursday morning after a minor crash between two district school busses taking students on a field trip, officials said.
Barrington Area Unit School District 220 spokeswoman Morgan Delack said eight of the 10 students who received minor injuries chose to go home rather than attend the daylong camp. The other two continued on the field trip after leaving the hospital.
Delack said the crash happened during the 40-minute drive from Barrington High to a Burlington, Wisconsin YMCA camp. The two busses, one of which was a minibus, collided at about 8:30 a.m. Delack said the crash was relatively minor but the minibus was left unusable.
No students reported injuries at first, but after about an hour a few said they felt stiff or were in a little pain and were taken to a hospital as a precaution, she said.
"We are grateful that it wasn't a serious accident," Delack said, adding that the parents of the students were informed of the crash immediately.
The field trip was for students participating in Operation Snowball, a drug and alcohol prevention program that encourages a healthy lifestyle. Delack said two other high schools sent students to the camp and there were about 200 students in attendance Thursday.