An 8-year-old girl died after being hit by a school bus while waiting to go to school in a residential Kansas neighborhood on Wednesday morning.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox News Digital that Harmoney Marie Harper was hit by a school bus around 7:23 a.m. in Wichita, Kansas on Wednesday morning.
The young elementary student was waiting for her bus with her brother and got out between two cars before being hit by the school bus.
Police say a Derby School District Yellow Blue Bird school bus struck the girl and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators believe the child ran into the street and was hit by the oncoming bus as it was moving.
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Police say the accident is still under investigation, but they do not expect charges to be laid.
“We are heartbroken at the loss of one of our students,” Derby Superintendent Heather Bohaty told local media, The Wichita Eagle, in a statement. “Students and staff will be supported by additional social workers from schools in our district.”
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Harper’s parents wrote in a GoFundMe post that their family “lost a very special little girl.”
“Harmoney’s laughter and smile will be forever missed.”
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“Harmoney’s laughter and smile will be forever missed,” Harper’s mother wrote on the GoFundMe page.