13-Year-Old Boy Run Over by ECISD School Bus

By Camaron Abundes   
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- A 13-year-old boy hit by an Ector County Independent School District school bus at Laredo Dr. and Del Rio Dr. in Odessa on Monday afternoon was transported to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Witnesses are divided on what exactly happened Monday afternoon. Some told police the 13-year-old was "playing around" or "goofing off" with a group of boys at their regular bus stop. Other witnesses said the boys were fighting.

ECISD officials say during the scuffle, the boy somehow fell off the curb, and that's when the driver ran over his shoulder.

Emergency responders took the boy to Medical Center Hospital and then hours later he was transported to Lubbock. The nurses at Covenant Medical Center would not release a condition of the boy. His name will not be released because he is a minor.

ECISD officials say the bus driver will remain off duty until a full investigation is conducted, but they say Police are not planning to press charges against the driver.