Two Hamilton County school buses were involved in a crash Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. at at the intersection of Hunter Road and Barkley Creek Drive, according to Hamilton County Schools spokesman Tim Hensley.

The buses were carrying students to Hunter Middle School and Central High School.

Bus 27 was pulling out of a subdivision and hit Bus 34, Hensley explained. There was a miscommunication between drivers that led to the crash.

Bus 27 was carrying 15 students and Bus 34 was carrying 33 students at the time of the crash, Hensley said.

Law enforcement responded to the scene and determined that there were no injuries reported at the scene, Hensley said.

Students were transported to their respective schools aboard replacement buses. Some students did report discomfort or possible injuries upon reaching school.

"Several students ,who after arriving at school, reported into the office complaining of discomfort in the neck or back area," Hensley said. "The school contacted their parents and continued to work with them."

Most of the reports came from Hunter Middle School, but at least one high school student went home early.

The drivers of the buses will not be driving their regular routes this afternoon and the district will be reviewing what happened along with police reports to determine the cause of the accident.

Consequences for the driver of Bus 27 will be determined upon review of the police report, Hensley said.

This is a developing story. Check back with the Times Free Press for updates.

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