Slocum says three of the children died at the scene and the fourth was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital. Identical twin 6-year-old brothers, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, were getting ready to board their stopped school bus when an oncoming driver failed to stop.
The injured person, an 11-year-old boy, was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne. He suffered multiple broken bones and other injuries.
Police told WNDU the stop-arm was out at the time of the crash, and the vehicle that hit the children was headed in the opposite direction.
And now the uncle of those children is speaking out, saying the family previously told the school their bus pickup location is unsafe.
Court documents say Alyssa Shepherd got out of jail Tuesday evening after posting a $15,000 bond on reckless homicide charges. Police confirm the deceased siblings attended Mentone Elementary School in nearby Kosciusko County.More news: Pittsburgh shooter hit with 29 federal charges: Justice Dept
Tippecanoe Valley High School said in a statement that "our school corporation has suffered a tragedy this morning".
A GoFundMe has been set up for Maverik and his family.
It's not known was caused Alyssa Shepherd to ignore the stop sign on the school bus. "There are no words", she said.
The Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. said in a statement posted on Facebook that counselors had been dispatched to its schools to help students, staff and parents. Tony Slocum. "And, if you're traveling in the early morning hours or mid to late evening hours, expect school buses to be out and when they activate that stop arm, you're gonna have to stop". It urged "the community to come together to pray for the families". "I ask Hoosiers around the state to join us by sending your deepest prayers for the strength needed to endure such a time".