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Elementary student hit, killed after getting off school bus Wednesday

Cabarrus County Schools said the student attended Mount Pleasant Elementary School. The bus was not involved in the crash.

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — A Cabarrus County elementary school student was killed when they got hit by a car after getting off the bus Wednesday afternoon, school officials said. 

A Cabarrus County Schools spokesperson said the bus was not involved in the crash and wasn't at the scene when the student was hit. School officials said the student was rushed to a hospital where they died. 

The student, who has not been identified, attended Mount Pleasant Elementary School. Cabarrus County Schools will have a crisis response team at the school Thursday to assist grieving students and staff members. 

Cabarrus County Schools released the following statement:

"Cabarrus County Schools is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our student. We offer our sincere condolences to the family and will respect their privacy and dignity during this difficult time.

Our district’s crisis response team is on-site at Mount Pleasant Elementary School with school counselors, social workers, and psychologists available to help students and staff process strong emotional responses."

North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. No details have been released by state troopers. 

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