Iowa City School district van involved in a hit-and-run of 12-year-old
The Iowa City School District confirmed Thursday that one of their vans was involved in a hit-and-run of a 12-year-old boy on Tuesday.
The accident happened at the intersection of Governor Street and Burlington Street. Officials said a 12-year-old boy was hit while crossing the street by a white van driving westbound on Burlington Street and intending to drive north on Governor Street.
Iowa City police notified the Iowa City Community School District Wednesday morning that they believed the van in question was owned by the school district.
Iowa City Schools spokesperson Kristin Pedersen said they learned one of their employees may have been involved at that time and that the District has been cooperating with police.
The school district said the accident happened while the van was transporting students home from school. There was a student in the van at the time of the incident. Officials have contacted the family and that student was not injured.
Officials also stated the boy hit was a student in the district. That student suffered minor injuries but is also doing okay and back at school.
The school district says the driver of the van was placed on administrative leave by the district.
Police have not released the names of any individuals involved. The investigation is still ongoing.
Editor's Note: A previous version incorrectly identified the child injured due to a writer's error.