Police were on hand Tuesday afternoon after a fatal bus accident at Amy Beveland Elementary School in Indianapolis WISH-TV

Police were on hand Tuesday afternoon after a fatal bus accident at Amy Beveland Elementary School in Indianapolis.

Principal at Indianapolis elementary dies protecting students from bus crash

Susan Jordan was killed outside Beverland Elementary when a school bus jumped a curb at dismissal time.

An elementary school principal in Indianapolis was killed and two children were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when a school bus jumped a curb.

WISH-TV reports that the crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. at Amy Beverland Elementary School in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township. Fire officials say the bus lurched over a curb for an unknown reason and hit the victims.

School Supt. Shawn Smith announced later Tuesday afternoon that the adult victim in the crash was Beverland Principal Susan Jordan. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It's very, very sad that I have to report that the fatality was a great educator, Ms. Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland," Smith told reporters. "We lost a great educator today."

Authorities say Jordan was struck as she was pushing children out of the way of the bus.

MORE: Mourners remember fallen principal as a hero. (Indianapolis Star)

The driver and 25 students on board the bus were not injured. The two 10-year-olds taken to a local hospital. Their injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

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