The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) confirms that just before 7:00 am a motor accident occurred between a contracted school bus transporting students of the Theoline McCoy Primary School and a private motor vehicle just outside the Savannah Meadows area. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and ambulatory services responded to notification of the accident. Two passengers in the private motor vehicle were attended to by the ambulatory services staff. All passengers on the school bus were assessed and reported to be injury free. The students travelling in the school bus involved in the accident were then transferred to another school bus which arrived on the scene to continue the pre-scheduled pickups, and ultimately transport all students to the intended destination of the Theoline McCoy Primary School.
Acting Director of Education Services, Ms. Tammy Banks-DaCosta commented, “I am both relieved and happy to inform the public that our students have been cleared and deemed safe from all physical harm and injury after what was a most unfortunate incident this morning. Our staff followed proper protocol in making sure our students’ safety was the utmost priority, and also ensuring that they arrived to their studies on time. We will be conducting a full investigation into the matter along with the RCIPS, and will release more details once that is complete.”
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