The car’s driver was taken to Howard County General Hospital with minor injuries and no one on the bus was injured, according to police. No charges were filed by police.
Howard’s school system does not own it buses and hires private contractors, according to Brian Bassett, a schools spokesman. All of the students and one staff member were transferred to a different bus and taken back to their school, Bassett said in an email.
Police, emergency medical technicians and school system staff went to the high school to answer questions from parents or check students again for injuries, Bassett said.
The jazz band was asked to perform at Monday night’s ceremony by the county, Bassett said. A new county executive, five-member County Council and other county elected officials were sworn in at the nearly two-hour ceremony.
Glenelg Principal Dave Burton emailed Glenelg families late Monday night informing them of the crash.