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Mortimer Jordan High School staff member killed in accident on campus in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Classes have been cancelled for the day at Mortimer Jordan High School after a staff member was killed in an on-campus accident Wednesday morning.

According to John Huddleston with the Jefferson County Schools, a member of the school’s staff was involved in an accident in the school parking lot, where they died. While the staff member was not named, Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin revealed the victim was a bus driver and teacher who had worked in the school system for over 20 years.

Gonsoulin said the bus driver was the only person involved in the accident. No children were involved or hurt.

Classes will resume for faculty and staff Thursday. Grief counselors will also be available to assist anyone during that time.

No other information is available at this time.

Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.

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