A beloved principal was struck and killed when a school bus jumped the curb near an Indianapolis elementary school Tuesday, but not before she was able to push several pupils out of harm's way, authorities said.
Two 10-year-old children were also struck and were listed as serious but stable Tuesday night, NBC News reported.
Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School in Lawrence Township for 22 years, pushed several children out of the path of the bus as it lurched forward about 2:30 p.m., according to the bus' driver, the Indianapolis Fire Department said Tuesday night.
The driver and the 25 children on the bus weren't injured, fire Capt. Rita Reith said.
Indianapolis officials said the bus had been stationary up until the moment of the accident, when it suddenly drove forward. Police Sgt. Kendale Adams told reporters that the crash appeared to be a "freak accident."