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4-year-old dragged by school bus in Baltimore County after backpack gets stuck in door

A 4-year-old girl was dragged by a Baltimore County school bus Wednesday afternoon after her backpack got caught in the door, police said.

Baltimore County police spokeswoman Julia Hardgrove said the girl, a preschool student at Pinegrove Elementary School, was getting off the bus in the area of Manor Road and Old Carriage Road in Glen Arm when the incident occurred.

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Officers received the call at 4:12 p.m., Hardgrove said, and found that after the backpack got caught in the door, “the driver proceeded forward a short distance.” The spokeswoman said she could not say exactly how far the girl was dragged.

The child was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Hardgrove said.

The bus driver remained at the scene and officers are still investigating, she added.

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