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Bus crash in Georgia injures about 20 students on band trip

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School bus wreckage on Interstate 95 in Georgia  

ST. MARYS, Georgia (CNN) -- A bus carrying dozens of high school students to a band competition flipped on its side on Interstate 95 early Friday, injuring about 20 students, at least some of them seriously, police said.

The bus was part of a two-bus convoy from Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, said Lt. William Terrell of the Camden County Sheriff's Department.

"The driver said someone cut him off," Terrell said.

The white touring bus flipped onto the driver's side, shattering most of the windows on that side.

Seven of the most seriously injured students were taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in nearby Jacksonville, Florida, where two girls were in critical condition and five other students, three boys and two girls, were in serious condition late Friday morning, said Shands spokeswoman Lisa Ramsay.

No adults were injured, Terrell said.

"At this point, we don't know of any fatalities. There have been serious, critical injuries," said Trooper Lisa Stafford of the Georgia State Patrol told The Associated press.

Massey Hill Classical High is a public magnet school that stresses traditional academics, the arts and civic responsibility.



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