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April 02, 2012  |   Comments (5)   |   Post a comment

VIDEO: School bus crashes into diner during Ind. tornado


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HENRYVILLE, Ind. — Onboard bus surveillance video has emerged that shows a school bus being lifted into the air before it was flung into a diner during a powerful tornado here last month, ABC News reports.

The bus was one of several belonging to West Clark Community Schools that was damaged during the tornado, as SBF previously reported.

Driver Angel Perry was transporting 11 children on the bus and was three miles from a school when she heard tornado warnings over the radio.   

In the video, Perry can be heard telling the students that they’re going back to the school and to cover their heads and move to the middle of the bus as the tornado approaches. Once they arrive at the school, she provides instructions to get them safely in the building.

To read the full story, click here. Below is the video, which was obtained by ABC News affiliate WRTV.

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Great job Angel, the parents of those children are indebted to you. I am a school bus shop manager/mechanic and my wife is a special needs bus driver and we constantly preach to an unknowing public the professionalism in the student transportation industry and this lady is a fine example!

Gus Graham    |    Apr 05, 2012 02:56 AM

God Bless you Angel........a very smart driver the children are blessed to have you as their driver....wonderful children for listening to the driver and moving quickly.

Doris K    |    Apr 04, 2012 11:29 AM

This bus driver deserves a medal. A great example of a professional Bus Driver Calmly taking care of her students in a very stressful situation.

Mike Patton    |    Apr 04, 2012 07:43 AM

hi im a bus driver in canada and i cant imagine what this driver went throught but she did an excelent job. it is a big responseablity driving a bus with children , never mind the weather conditions, again execelent job and well trained. thank you driver makes us all look good

karen    |    Apr 04, 2012 07:27 AM

I drove in Illinois and Arkansas and now in Utah and am glad we don't have to contend with tornados. She handle it very good. The children also responded well. Well done.

Kitty Bush    |    Apr 03, 2012 06:42 PM

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