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School bus accident proves fatal for student

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A young girl was killed on Friday afternoon in an accident involving a school bus. Kimberly Moritz, the superintendent of the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District, notified parents of the tragedy in a recorded phone message. The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports that the victim is a 7-year-old female student, though her identity has not been released. Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate how the child became pinned under the bus.

Counseling services will be available from 10 AM through noon today at the Springville Elementary School for those affected by the loss.

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