INDIANAPOLIS -- A school principal in Lawrence Township was seen pushing several students out of the way of a lurching bus when she was struck and killed yesterday outside the school. The township school board expressed condolences for the death of Susan Jordan, who had been the principal at Amy Beverland Elementary for 22 years.
Lawrence Township Schools Superintendent Shawn Smith says the district "lost a great educator."
Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says the bus went over a curb and struck Jordan and two 10-year-old children. She says the children were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Reith says the bus driver and 25 students on the bus weren't injured.
Lawrence township schools are closed today, but several locations are open from 7:30 to 4 to offer emotional support to staff and families.