A car hit a school bus in New York City on Wednesday, and the school shut down for several hours while a police investigation continues.
The school bus was transporting students from a nearby school when it hit a van on the side of a road in Staten Island, officials said.
It’s not clear how the crash occurred.
The accident occurred in Queens, a predominantly white community that has seen an influx of young people from other parts of the country in recent years.
The accident also prompted New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency.
A spokesman for New York’s schools said in a statement that the accident occurred at 6:45 a.m. in the area of a bus stop and the bus had been traveling westbound on Highway 6.
The driver of the bus was not injured, the statement said.
The bus driver was treated and released from the hospital.
No further information was immediately available.
The incident comes a day after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to hold a community meeting on Wednesday to address the incident.
He said in an earlier tweet that he plans on calling a news conference.