LANCASTER, S.C. More than a dozen students were on board a school bus that malfunctioned in Lancaster on Wednesday afternoon.

The school bus from MCDonald Green Elementary School carrying 17 students began to smoke around 2:15 p.m, according to Bryan Vaugh, Director of School Safety and Public Transportation for Lancaster County Schools.

The bus stopped working properly on New Hope Road near New Hope Baptist Church, and the damage was contained to under the front hood.

The Lancaster Fire Department responded to the scene, and no one was hurt in the incident.

North Carolina required additional inspections of school buses after one bus erupted into flames on February 8 in southwest Charlotte.

No one was injured in that incident, and driver Lindora Richardson is credited with saving a handful of students by getting them out before the fire erupted into the cabin.

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