8-Year-Old Killed by School Bus
Cartersville police are investigating the accident at the city schools transportation and maintenance facility, where the boy's mother works.
Cartersville police say 8-year-old Garrett Black was hit by a bus and killed around 4 p.m. at the city schools bus barn. The student, whose mother works at the facility, was dropped off by a bus when a second bus struck him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Capt. Frank Cline said both bus drivers involved were so distraught that they were taken to the hospital. He added that police are expected to wrap up the investigation tonight.
The transportation and maintenance facility was taped off at 5:30 p.m. as what appeared to be family, friends and officials huddled nearby. Police, fire and emergency medical crews filled the scene.
In a phone interview, Superintendent Howard Hinesley said he had no comment pending a full report from police. He also had no comment on the bus driver directly involved in the incident.
At the Cartersville Board of Education meeting, Hinesley said the school system would make no public comment at this time. Board members then held a moment of silence and a prayer for the families affected.