An Edina High School student was struck by a vehicle while boarding a school bus Thursday morning and police are now looking for the driver who fled the scene.
“We are calling this a hit-and-run,” said city spokeswoman Kaylin Eidsness.
The injured student was taken to the hospital. A statement issued by the school district Thursday afternoon said the student had “been released from the hospital with no major injuries and is now resting at home.”
Edina police and the State Patrol shut down France Avenue between 58th and 60th streets as they investigated the incident that occurred about 8:10 a.m.
The school bus had its arm out and lights flashing when it stopped to pick up the student at France Avenue and Halifax Avenue. A motorist allegedly drove onto the shoulder on the right side of the bus and struck the student getting on the bus, Eidsness said.
There were other students on the bus at the time, but none were injured, she said.
A replacement bus was sent to the scene to take other students to school, according to a statement from the Edina Public Schools. A crisis team and counselors met the students at Edina High.
“The well-being of our students is always a focus, and especially on a day like today,” the statement said. “School counselors and social workers will monitor students throughout the day and provide support as needed.”
Police have not made any arrests and are looking for the driver and the vehicle involved in the incident. Surveillance video from the Edina school bus captured an image identifying the vehicle involved, which police believe is a Chevrolet Malibu or Cruze. Anyone who recognizes the vehicle and its whereabouts or its driver, please call the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1600.