Oak Grove students evacuated from smoking bus

Oak Grove students evacuated from smoking bus
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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Oak Grove students were evacuated from a school bus after its engine started smoking during a route Wednesday afternoon.

Lamar County School District Superintendent Tess Smith said the bus started smoking while transporting students down Richburg Road.

Smith said the driver followed safety protocol by pulling over and evacuating students. It's unclear how many students were on board when the bus started smoking.

No injuries were reported, Smith said. The bus has been towed from the scene.

Smith could not say which school the students were from but did confirm another bus was sent to pick up the students.