Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said this morning (Friday) that no one was seriously injured when a North Pontotoc School bus ran off the road around 7:40 a.m. in Ecru.

Sheriff Mask said the accident occurred on Old Highway 15 in Ecru in a curve near the old railroad underpass.

“Apparently the bus ran off the road and hit a culvert, no other vehicles were involved,” Mask reported.

Mask said that approximately four students and the school bus driver were taken to the hospital as a precautionary matter for further examination.

“Some of them had a bloody nose or got hit in the mouth, probably when the bus hit the culvert,” Mask said.

Mask said that 25 students were on the bus when the accident occurred.

“They had already dropped off some at North Pontotoc Upper Elementary and were en route to the main campus,” Mask said.

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