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21 students rescued after school bus stalls in high water

October 8, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About 20 students were rescued Monday morning after their school bus stalled in high water in south Kansas City.

Danielle Nixon, spokeswoman for the Raytown School District, says the bus carrying 21 students was on its way to Raytown South High School when it stalled in an area flooded by persistent rain that fell in the Kansas City area over the weekend.

Nixon says the district, with the help of Kansas City firefighters, transferred the students to a substitute bus.

No one was injured but Nixon said some students got wet while being transferred. The students were given breakfast, a chance to shower and dry clothes when they arrived at school.

Streams and creeks around Kansas City flooded after up to a foot of rain fell in some areas during the weekend.

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