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Authorities investigate bus accident, incident, officials say

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

Both Greene County deputies and Paragould police are investigating separate situations involving a Paragould school bus Friday afternoon. 

According to Sergeant Jack Hailey of the Paragould Police Department, a Paragould school bus was involved in an crash near Oak Grove Friday afternoon. Greene County deputies are investigating the crash. 

Paragould police are investigating a possible incident involving students on the bus, Hailey said.

He said after the bus hit some private property on the Oak Grove Middle School campus police were contacted about a disturbance on the bus.

Hailey said there was a possible argument between the students and the bus driver about how the bus was being operated. 

However, at this point police do not believe the bus driver was driving recklessly. 

"There's nothing right now that leads us to believe that they were in danger, that he was doing anything recklessly or carelessly to put those kids in danger.," Hailey said. 

The incident is still under investigation, as authorities attempt to review the surveillance video from the bus to find out what happened.  

However, depending on what that video shows some parents may also be contacted by police. 

Hailey said when officers arrived on scene some parents were acting inappropriately. 

He says the department will be taking a look at video to determine what actions they should take. 

It is not believed that anyone was injured Friday, Hailey said.

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