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School lessons in Dorchester were canceled after a serious accident on a school bus

The United School in Dorchester closed on Wednesday after something happened on a school bus that left a girl with life-threatening injuries.

The RCMP reported that around 2 pm on Tuesday there was an “incident” in which the child was injured.

cap. Hans Wellett said the RCMP was still investigating what exactly had happened, but he confirmed that the bus had not collided with anything.

He said he could not share other details about what happened.

Ouellette said the girl was in hospital with life-threatening injuries and the RCMP did not treat this as a criminal investigation.

In a letter to parents, school principal June Leger said the district had no further information on what happened on Tuesday.

CBC News did not receive a response from the RCMP until late Wednesday morning. Requests for information went unanswered on Tuesday afternoon, evening and early Wednesday.

Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Megan Mitton also said through a spokesperson that she did not have any details.

The parents were alerted to the incident after the incumbent.

“Our thoughts and hearts are with Dorchester’s families, students and staff.”

Leger said the K-8 school will be open to people who would like to speak with a member of the education support team between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

“If your child wants to come and talk to someone, please do not hesitate to take him to school,” Leger writes.

“An incident of this nature can affect many in our school community.”

At around 2pm on Tuesday, the New Brunswick RCMP tweeted that Udlone Road in Dorchester was closed and traffic was diverted “due to a collision”. Ouellette clarified on Wednesday that there was no collision and that it was an accident with one vehicle involving only the school bus.

Two hours later, the forces tweeted that the road was open again.