Friday, January 20, 2006
School bus has minor accident
Nine Carlisle middle school students riding on Bus 11 had a surprise start to their day. On Tuesday, January 17, a Jeep Cherokee driven by a Westford resident slid into the back of the bus at the intersection of West Street and Old Quarry Road. "The roads were slippery," explained Police Dispatcher Mike Taplin. "There was hardly any damage to the bus," he added. The police received the first call from the Carlisle School at 7:32 a.m. Fire Chief David Flannery and the fire crew arrived shortly, along with Carlisle School Principal Stephen Goodwin. They determined the students were unharmed and that the bus could continue to the school. Goodwin rode the bus to school with the students. Carlisle School Nurse Kathy Horan met with the students when they arrived. "The students resumed their normal schedule by 8:25," explained Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle in a school-wide e-mail sent at 8:44 a.m.
Assistant to the Superintendent Claire Wilcox said parents of the nine students were called. Many of the parents already knew, however, since their children called them on cell phones.
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