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Students safely evacuated after bus slides off road

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Photo courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Photo courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Photo courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) -

Twenty-one children were safely evacuated from a school bus after it slid off a wet road and wound up teetering on an embankment.

"We were all crying, and it was really scary," said 6th grader Hannah Volker.  "We were all there for each other though, holding on to each other."

Clackamas County deputies said the St. Ignatius School students were coming back from a week at Camp Namanu when a bus tire got caught in mud and they veered off the road.

"It was a situation where if you moved too much the bus would have completely tipped over," said 6th grader Sophie Heying-Sullivan.

Authorities said the children all moved to one side of the bus to help steady it. A deputy then helped them out the rear emergency exit, along with their teacher and bus driver.

The students were reported to be shaken up but not injured. They walked back to Camp Namanu and parents were notified.

"We were terrified, you know,  these are our babies," said parent Deniece Volker.  "We are just so grateful everyone is ok."

The bus driver was not cited for any violations.

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