NewsLocal News / January 27, 2016

Video Shows How Much Amy Beverland Elementary Principal Was Loved By Students, Staff

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawrence Township schools are closed today as the community mourns the sudden loss of a beloved elementary school principal.

Amy Beverland Elementary School principal Susan Jordan died Tuesday after being struck by a bus at the school. Investigators say Jordan was seen pushing several students out of the way of a lurching bus when she was struck and killed. Two students were also hit. They were taken to Riley Hospital for Children with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Jordan had been the principal at Amy Beverland Elementary for 22 years. Lawrence Township Schools Superintendent Shawn Smith says the district "lost a great educator."

Last year, students made this video for the school's ABE TV celebrating a four-star rating and thanking Jordan for the work she did at the school. It includes students talking about her kindess and teachers thanking her for her leadership and compassion.

Social media channels around the world filled with tributes to Jordan as news of the accident and her efforts to save the children spread Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. There were also condolences from state leaders, school districts around the country and memories shared from former students.  

 

 

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