Two Students Struck After High School Student Illegally Passes School Bus

School bus with stop arm deployed and LED lights flashing.
School bus with stop arm deployed and LED lights flashing.

An 18-year-old Ohio woman turned herself in to the police, after striking two children as they walked off a school bus on May 13, reported ABC 5 News Cleveland.

The high school senior admitted that she hit the two children, panicked and fled the scene, according to the article. The women was in a rush when the incident occurred, news reports said.

She is reportedly expected to be charged with failure to stop for an accident, a misdemeanor in the first degree. She is expected to receive traffic charges for driving to the left of center, passing a stopped school bus and reckless operation.

Both students are reportedly all right following the incident, reported ABC13.

The elementary school students were struck as they exited the school bus, the article stated. The bus did have the stop-arm extended, and the bus driver tried to stop the car, but was unsuccessful.

The woman is scheduled to return to court on May 30.