Bus transporting MCC forensics team crashes in Clare Co., minor injuries.

February 23, 2019

Bus transporting MCC forensics team crashes in Clare Co., minor injuries.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

FARWELL — A Mason County Central school bus, transporting the school’s forensics team, was involved in a crash Saturday evening. The bus was returning from a tournament in Frankenmuth when the bus encountered black ice and went into a ditch near Farwell in Clare County, according to Superintendent Jeff mount. Four students and three adults were taken to MidMichigan Medical Center in Clare where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“All the injured students’ parents have been contacted and are en-route to the Clare hospital where all seven went,” Mount said.

“I do not have specifics at this time but the injuries were described to me as bumps and bruises with possible concussions,” Mount said. The remaining 31 students and two adult chaperones were loaded into a Farwell Area Schools bus, driven by the school’s transportation mechanic, and transported back to Scottville. High School Principal Jeff Tuka was expected to meet the team at the high school, Mount said. Farwell’s transportation director, Debbie Schomisch, also assisted on the scene. 

“We are so thankful for the assistance given to us by our colleagues in Farwell,” Mount said. “Dee Yarger, the high school principal, lives about a mile from where the accident occurred. She was my contact at the scene and took charge of our kids. What a huge debt of gratitude and appreciation I have for a fellow educator, putting all kids first. I am also equally thankful to Farwell school’s transportation supervisor for going above and beyond the call of duty, especially under the evening’s weather conditions.”

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