Farmington school bus overturns in northeastern Arizona

School bus

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – A Farmington School District bus carrying elementary school students overturned and landed on its side while returning from a field trip on the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona.

The accident occurred late Monday near Red Valley as two district buses returned from a field trip to Canyon de Chelly (dih shay).

School District Superintendent Eugene Schmidt says some of the 44 students from Bluffview Elementary School had scrapes, bumps and bruises but that all were released to their parents after being examined at hospitals in Shiprock and Farmington.

According to Schmidt, one of two adult chaperones on the bus that overturned underwent surgery for injuries that he saud were described as non-life threatening.

Schmidt says no information is immediately available on what caused the accident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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