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Federal Way school bus accident investigation continues

A group of risk pool attorneys is reviewing the case of a Federal Way School District school bus driver who was involved in an accident Feb. 14 that sent two students to the hospital.

District spokeswoman Diane Turner said that information from an investigation by police into that incident was handed over to the human resources department, which was assigned to attorneys to investigate. The bus driver is on paid administrative leave.

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Monday at Decatur High School. Three students were hit by the bus at a crosswalk near the school. One student, who was on foot, was sent to St. Francis Hospital for treatment; another student, who was on board the bus, was also sent to St. Francis. Their injuries had been called "minor."

The bus was on its way to a district program at Highline Community College when the accident occurred. Turner said she could not provide a specific date for when the investigation might be complete.

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