15 North Carolina students sent to hospital after school bus collides head-on with dump truck

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A head-on collision between a school bus and a dump truck Wednesday in North Carolina has left 15 students hospitalized, officials say. 

The Charlotte Mecklenburg School District, in a statement, said 40 students were traveling on the bus at the time of the crash this morning. 

“Bus 222 is a school bus that serves South Mecklenburg high school,” the district said. “The school bus driver is also injured.” 

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The bus involved in the crash was assigned to South Mecklenburg High School, the district says.
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Officials say the crash happened at Sharon Brook Drive and Sharon Road West. 

Police are on-scene and investigating. 

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. 

Fox News’ Kim Wagner contributed to this report.