Sumner County school buses evacuated after being trapped by floodwaters

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BETH PAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three school buses with children on board became trapped in fast-rising floodwaters in Sumner County Friday morning.

The drivers stopped the buses when they came upon impassable roads and were unable to safely turn around, according to the sheriff.

“Everyone was freaking out, but we are ok,” one student said.

Sumner County (Photo: WKRN)

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One was trapped on Buck Perry Road near Mt. Vernon Road around 6:30 a.m. Initial reports indicated as many as 17 children were onboard.

“Those creeks fill up and it overtakes the banks and that’s it,” resident John Chisari said.

The second bus was stopped due to high water on Campbell Hollow Road near Butler Mill. Five children had to be rescued.

The third became trapped on Rouges Fork Road near Hogback Ridge. The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office told News 2 all children were safely evacuated around 8:45 a.m.

No injuries have been reported. All students were either taken to school or released to their parents.