A Midway Independent School District student who was hit by a school bus Friday has been transferred to McLane Children's Hospital in Temple, school officials said late Friday.

The student, whose name and age have not been released, was injured at about 3:50 p.m. after exiting the bus at a bus stop near the Sendero Springs subdivision off Bagby Avenue, district spokeswoman Traci Marlin said.

The student was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, then to McLane, which is part of the same medical system.

Castleman Creek Elementary School Principal Mandy Johnson wrote in a statement emailed to parents that the incident is a "serious situation" and that "our hearts and prayers go out to the young lady as she is being treated for injuries."

The remaining 14 students on the bus returned to the school via another two buses and met their parents there.

"We appreciate everyone's concern, patience while reconnecting students with their parents, and continued thoughts and prayers for healing for the young lady," Johnson said.

The Waco Police Department is investigating the incident. No other details were available.

Brooke Crum joined the Tribune-Herald as the education reporter in January 2019. She has worked for the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri, Abilene Reporter-News, Beaumont Enterprise and the Port Arthur News. Crum graduated from TCU in Fort Worth.

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