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Caddo Parish Superintendent offering his condolences to Brenden Houston's family

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Caddo Parish Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree is offering his condolences to the family of a child hit and killed by a school bus yesterday afternoon.

This morning at Herndon Magnet School, Dr. Goree said, "we were encouraged by the faith this family displayed certainly, at times like these we must have faith".

Thursday just before 4:00 p.m.,police responded to the accident at Winter Garden Drive near Addison Street in Shreveport's North Highlands neighborhood.

The child who was hit, Brenden Houston, 6, was rushed to University Health where he later died.

Grief counselors are on hand today at the school for anyone who may need help coping with this tragedy.

Preliminary information and evidence recovered at the scene of the accident suggests Houston was struck by the school bus driven by Debra Kay Stevens, 59, as she made a turn onto Winter Garden Drive from Addison Street. It is believed Houston, after exiting the school bus along with a group of children, may have veered out of the sight of Stevens, and was thought to be clear of the bus prior to Stevens driving away. Investigators are in the process of reviewing video surveillance from the bus for further details on what events led up to the tragic event. In accordance with state laws, Stevens was subsequently transported to a local hospital for standard toxicological screening. While impairment is not suspected in the crash, the investigation remains underway.

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