CHEROKEE - A USD 247 school bus was involved in a minor traffic accident while on its regular after-school route Thursday. According to USD 247 Superintendent Brad Miner, the bus was transporting eight students at the time.

"Several students were treated for minor injuries on-site and a few were transported to local hospitals," Superintendent Miner said in a statement issued Thursday night.

According to Miner, all of the students, as well as the driver, are expected to be fine.

"A special thank you to Cherokee County Emergency Services for their speedy response and the great care they provided," said the superintendent.