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AHS student flown to Grady after crashing car into school bus

An Adairsville High School student crashed into a Bartow County school bus Thursday morning and was airlifted by medical helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

The 17-year-old male was driving to school on Griffin Road at 7:36 a.m. when his car slid into a school bus carrying Adairsville Middle and Adairsville High students, according to

Bartow County EMS Public Information Officer Brad Cothran and Bartow County Schools spokeswoman Cheree Dye.

The students and the bus driver were not injured.

The driver’s side of the car hit the front of the bus, and early reports indicated the car had caught on fire, but emergency crews on the scene said that was not the case, Cothran said.

No updates on the student driver’s condition have been given, Dye said.   

When the students on the involved bus arrived at school, their nurses and counselors met them, Dye said. Breakfast was held for them, and they were given an opportunity to call their parents.

“Our prayers are certainly with our student driver involved in the accident,” Superintendent Dr. John Harper said. “We are awaiting more details on the student’s condition. We are thankful that no one else involved was injured.”