First Update (3/28/13)
Sergeant B.F Williams with the Georgia State Patrol says that the school bus was driving north on Wiley Branch Road when a large dog stopped in the road in front of the bus and wouldn't move. The bus tried to go around the dog but was too close to a ditch on the side of the road and the rear of the bus went into the ditch, struck a culvert, and then went airborne. This caused students to rise out of their seats and injure several of them. The bus then drove onto the road to a point of rest and stayed there until a trooper arrived on scene.
According to Carlton Allen, the transportation director with the Georgia Department of Education, only one child stayed overnight at Tift Regional Hospital and was released this morning.
Initial Story (3/27/13)
Georgia State Patrol confirms that a school bus with students ran off of a dirt road this afternoon.
At this time they say multiple students were taken to a hospital and that the incident happened on Wiley Branch Road just before 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
FOX 31 is working on getting more information on the condition of the students and if any charges will be pressed against the school bus driver.