Sheriff's Office deputy safely evacuates 21 students after school bus slides off road outside Sandy

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012

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Please reference CCSO case #2012-11901

At about 1 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012, a First Student school bus was returning a group of 21 St. Ignatius School students home from a week at Camp Namanu when the bus slid off the wet road -- leaving it teetering on an embankment on SE Camp Namanu Road.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Alan Alderman arrived at 1:14 p.m. and noted the students had all moved to the uphill seats to help steady the bus. Deputy Alderman quickly assisted the 21 students evacuate out the rear emergency exit door of the bus. The teacher of the class and the bus driver were the last to be evacuated.

The students were reportedly shaken up and scared, but uninjured. They walked back to Camp Namanu with the camp supervisor and their teacher. The camp staff notified the parents.

The driver reported the front wheel of the bus got caught in soft mud and pulled the bus off the wet road at about 5-10 mph. The driver of the bus was not cited for any traffic violations.

Please reference CCSO case #2012-11901

Contact Info:
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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