Students suffer minor injuries from school bus accident

More than a dozen high school students were evaluated by emergency medical personnel after an accident involving two school buses in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer told local media that one bus rear-ended another in Potomac on Monday morning. Fire officials initially said three students were being transported to the hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries, but later said those students will not be taken to the hospital. According Montgomery County firefighters, 17 students were evaluated for injuries.

Police said they do not believe the driver of the bus was distracted, but he has been issued a citation for failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

All students were on their way to Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. They were either released to their parents or placed on another bus to go to school.

Monday marked the first day of school for the county.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.