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Christie Clarke. Moss has been em­ployed by the school sys­tem since 2011.

State po­lice charged Moss, who was taken to VCU Med­i­cal Cen­ter with mi­nor in­juries, with reck­less driv­ing in con­nec­tion with the crash. Clarke said Moss will be placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave pend­ing the out­come of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the crash by the school sys­tem’s trans­porta­tion of­fice and state po­lice.

The bus, which was car­ry­ing stu­dents rang­ing from prekinder­garten to fifth grade, was headed to Suther­land El­e­men­tary School, Clarke said.

Paramedics checked out the stu­dents and the driver at the scene, but all were taken to lo­cal hos­pi­tals as a pre­cau­tion, she said.

Clarke de­scribed the stu­dents’ in­juries as mainly mi­nor “bumps and bruises,” al­though one did suf­fer a bro­ken arm.

The stu­dents were taken to VCU Med­i­cal Cen­ter, South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, John Ran­dolph Med­i­cal Cen­ter, John­ston-Wil­lis Hos­pi­tal and Chip­pen­ham Hos­pi­tal, Clarke said.

In 2013, Moss was driv­ing a Din­wid­die school bus that ran off River Road and hit a tree, send­ing 14 of the 41 stu­dents on board to lo­cal hos­pi­tals for mi­nor in­juries, ac­cord­ing to a Richmond Times-Dis­patch re­port on the crash.

Moss was cited for reck­less All 32 stu­dents on board the bus es­caped through the rear emer­gency door af­ter the crash, Din­wid­die Fire Chief Den­nis Hale said. driv­ing and fail­ure to main­tain proper con­trol in the 2013 crash but ul­ti­mately found not guilty, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Din­wid­die Fire and EMS Chief Den­nis Hale said nine am­bu­lances from Din­wid­die, Colo­nial Heights, Ch­ester­field County, Et­trick and Ma­toaca re­sponded to Thurs­day’s crash.

Al­though there was an ini­tial re­port that one per­son was trapped on the bus, Hale said all aboard were able to quickly es­cape through the rear emer­gency door.

The stu­dents were vis­i­bly up­set but oth­er­wise seemed OK, Hale said.

“They did re­ally, re­ally well,” he said.

The bus was in the mid­dle of its route when the crash oc­curred, and a sub­sti­tute bus was sent to pick up the re­main­der of the stu­dents, Clarke said.

BRYAN DEVASHER/TIMES-DIS­PATCH

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