Chelsea Klepzig, 6, dragged by school bus for nearly a mile in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 3:15pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015

First grader dragged nearly a mile by school bus in North Carolina

Chelsea Klepzig, 6, a first grader at Union Cross Elementary School, was dragged down Pine Meadow Drive by a school bus on Monday afternoon. FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- A child was dragged by a school bus for nearly a mile in Forsyth County, N.C., on Monday afternoon. Each of the drivers had a note put on their seat today reminding them of their training, according to the school system. Highway Patrol says the incident was dispatched as a "child drug by school bus" at 3:43 p.m. The girl hung onto the bus with her arm stuck in the door from Stonington Way Court to Pine Meadow Court, which is almost a mile, her parents said.

First grader dragged nearly a mile by North Carolina school bus

The bus driver was a substitute bus driver employed by the school system since 2000, according to chief of staff with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- A child suffered minor injuries after she was dragged by a school bus for nearly a mile on Monday, as her grandmother watched. According to FOX 8, Chelsea Klepzig, 6, a first grader at Union Cross Elementary School, was dragged after the bus driver unknowingly closed the door on her arm. Chelsea’s parents said the bus driver was supposed to wait for her to cross in front of the bus and to the other side of the road. The girl had hung onto the bus with her arm stuck in the door for almost a mile, her parents said.

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"These pants were brand new," said the girl's mother. Story by Michael Hennessey/WGHP via CNN FORSYTH COUNTY, NC (WGHP) -- Parents in North Carolina are looking for answers after a school bus dragged their six-year-old daughter for almost a mile.   Otherwise, if it was just her hand, I'm sure it would have slipped and she would have fell up underneath the bus." The bus driver closed the door on her arm and drove off. "That's the only way she was able to hold on and go along with the bus.

School bus driver resigns after child dragged a mile with arm caught in door

School bus driver resigns after child dragged a mile with arm caught in door Posted: Updated: A school bus driver who authorities say dragged a Forsyth County first-grader for about a mile after her arm was caught in the bus door has resigned. He has driven school buses for the school system since 2000. Helm said that at the time of the accident, Hash was working as a substitute driver. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools spokesman Theo Helm said Rueben Hash resigned Wednesday. The 78-year-old Hash had been suspended without pay and recommended for dismissal after Monday's incident.
Type: Bus Accident
People Involved: 
Chelsea Klepzig
Rueben Hash

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