Bus carrying SCS students on field trip catches fire

Aftermath of charter bus fire
Published: May. 15, 2015 at 12:14 PM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2015 at 7:49 PM CDT
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(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MARION, AR (WMC) - A charter bus carrying Shelby County Schools students on a field trip caught fire near Marion, Arkansas early Friday morning.

The students on board the bus, operated by Prime Time Tours, are eighth graders from Sherwood Middle School. They were on their way to Magic Springs in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Nobody was injured when the bus caught fire.

According to SCS, the bus did experience mechanical issues, causing the fire. Specific details about those mechanical problems have not yet been released.

A second bus was dispatched to pick the kids up and bring them home.

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