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VIDEO: Sumner County school buses become trapped in flood waters

(Courtesy Mike and Becky Brown)

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Sumner County Schools said no kids were hurt after the Office of Emergency Management had to rescue students on a raft.

A neighbor sent Fox 17 cell phone video that shows the bus trapped in rising floodwaters.

A teacher also caught pictures of EMA workers rescuing 17 students from bus 565 in Buck Perry.

She gave them towels and blankets until it was safe enough for them to be transported.

A district spokesperson says when buses rolled out at 6 a.m., the forecast called for light rain.

But soon after, nearly 7 inches of fell within a few hours, trapping the bus.

"Fortunately, emergency management was able to respond very quickly and was able to get those students out of danger, very, very fast,” Spokesman Jeremy Johnson said. “But, had emergency management not been there and not been able to evacuate that bus, yes it would have been very scary.”

Jonson says he understands parents are concerned, but of the 17 kids on the bus, five went to school and parents picked up the other 12.

Aside from the bus that got stuck on Buck Perry Road, Two other buses were trapped on Rouges Fork Road near Hogback Ridge and Campbell Hollow Road near Butler Mill Road.

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According to the Sumner County Sheriff's office, three different buses with children on board became trapped in floodwaters in Sumner County.

Officials tell Fox 17 News this morning just before 6:30 a.m. a school bus became trapped on Buck Perry Road near Mt. Vernon Road. That bus, number 565, had 17 students on board. This bus had a mix of students including kids from North Sumner Elementary, Westmoreland Middle and high school. Those students are safe.

Two other buses were trapped on Rouges Fork Road near Hogback Ridge and Campbell Hollow Road near Butler Mill Road.

The Butler Mill Road bus is number 668. The students are okay and are waiting for the water to recede.

Fox 17 News will continue to update this story as information develops.

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