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Driver describes aftermath of tree falling on Greenville Co. school bus

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County Schools said a bus was struck by a falling tree on Wednesday. 

The incident occurred on Old Grove Road and Gray Fox Trail, the district said. Officials on scene confirmed the tree became uprooted, falling on the roof of the school bus.

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According to the school district, the bus was carrying six students from Southside High School at the time. 

Troopers said five of the six students on the bus during the incident sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital, Greenville County Schools said. The driver was not injured. 

The school district notified the students' parents. 

Troopers said the incident happened at 4:56 p.m. and the bus was the only vehicle involved. A tree fell into the southbound lane of travel, striking the top of the bus, said troopers.

Greenville County Schools shared an interview with the bus driver, Brenda Copeland, who said she thought "God took control of that whole situation."

Copeland, who has been a bus driver for 15 years, said her number one concern was making sure the students were OK.

"We carry the most precious cargo," Copeland said.

Copeland and two of the injured students are waiting medical clearance to return to school.

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