Highland Heals After Major Bus Accident

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HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR) - It's been a tough 24 hours for people in the Highland School District many are still dealing with the physical and emotional bruises from Monday's bus accident.

Highland School District Superintendent Mike Sutton says students and others are still recovering after that 6th grade Grant Forks school bus crashed into a tractor trailer along I-55 near Litchfield, IL.
 
"We do have some lingering injuries a few students have injuries that will take a while to heal up to make their way back but we are extremely blessed." said Highland School District Superintendent Mike Sutton.

Sutton and other parents are thankful that everyone from the close knit community made it out OK.

"They're still very shaken up very shaken up I had a bunch of neighbors over here last night talking to me about it." said parent Crystal Clark.

counselors are on hand to help students work through the trauma of the accident while the community works to get their lives back on track.

Superintendent Sutton says all of the school functions are moving on as planned and the students could be out of the hospital by next week.

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