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Six Byck Elementary students said to be fine after being checked for frostbite

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A JCPS official says EMS examined six students at Byck Elementary School on Cedar Street for frostbite after reports that they were suffering from exposure to the cold due to a lengthy wait at a bus stop. 

Two ambulances and stretchers were brought to the school, but pulled away a short time later.

All of the students are reported to be fine and attending class today.

According to JCPS officials, Bus No. 0256 was driven by a substitute driver Thursday morning. That bus went to a stop at the corner of 20th Street and Bank Street at approximately 8:40 a.m. -- three minutes later than the usual pickup time.

At the time the bus arrived, officials say there were no students at the bus stop, so the bus continued on its route.

A parent later called between 8:50 a.m. and 8:55 a.m., JCPS officials say, and said her son was waiting in the car with his father, but the bus was not there. JCPS told the mother the bus was still on its route, but would come back for students.

JCPS officials say the bus came back at 9:38 a.m., and there were about seven students at the stop who had been waiting outside for about 45 minutes.

Metrosafe dispatchers tell WDRB News that the ambulances were dispatched to the school a short time later. 

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