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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said 45 students and teachers were on the school bus that collided with a dump truck today on Interstate 80.
A student and teacher were killed, and the remaining 43 passengers were hospitalized, he said.
The driver of the dump truck is alive and possibly hospitalized, Murphy said.
"Everybody was injured," he said.
Schools will be open tomorrow and crisis counselors will be present to assist the children and the staff, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said.
Evening actives are canceled for today and tomorrow.
Dr. Michele Robinson, the school district's superintendent added: "We are devastated by today’s events. We are coming together as a community. We will ensure that students coming tomorrow are treated with a crisis team so that we can lend support to our students and our families in Paramus."
A teacher and student were killed and 43 others were injured in today's bus crash in the Mount Olive Township in Morris County, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.
Some of the 43 injured are in critical condition and undergoing surgery at local hospitals, Murphy said, though he did not provide further information on how many.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on today's school bus crash in New Jersey.
A school bus and a dump truck collided in the Mount Olive Township in Morris County, New Jersey, police say. At least two schoolchildren have been hospitalized.
The bus involved in a crash was from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, according to a school official.
A spokesperson for the Paramus School Board Superintendent says they would put out a statement soon.
Two patients from today's crash are being assessed at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, said Pam Garretson, a spokeswoman for St. Joseph’s Health.
“I believe both patients are schoolchildren,” Garretson told CNN.
Alan Fulton captured images of authorities responding to the bus crash in Morris County, New Jersey. “The scene was as horrific as you thought it would be with a bus full of kids ripped off the frame,” Fulton told CNN.