BARDWELL, Ky. (AP) — A small western Kentucky community is struggling to deal with a school bus crash that killed a 6-year-old boy and injured many others.
Officials on Tuesday praised the first and second graders aboard for their discipline in the face of trauma on Monday.
Carlisle County ambulance service director Wayne Floyd described most of the almost 30 children on the bus as the "walking wounded." He says the children were scared but followed directions as rescue workers and frantic parents rushed to the scene near Bardwell, Floyd said.
Schools in Kentucky were closed Tuesday for Election Day, but counselors had already been brought to grief-stricken Carlisle Elementary School. That's where the victim, Logan Simpson of Kirbyton, was a student.