GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A second-grade teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary in Goldsboro was killed in the school’s parking lot Tuesday morning after getting hit by a private bus.
Brandon Kincaid, 25, was hit in the school’s parking lot by a private bus driven by an employee of Small World Child Care Center just before 8:15 a.m.
“This is just a huge lost for us and our condolences go out to his family,” said Mike Dunsmore, Wayne County Public Schools superintendent.
Kincaid had just arrived to work and was using a wheelchair while heading to the door when he was hit.
Kincaid was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Throughout Tuesday, crisis teams were at the school to help students and staff with the incident.
“There was a lot of people crying in my class and me and some of my other classmates went into the library to talk about it,” said student Samantha Cannon.
Taniesha Thompson’s children has just exited the bus before the accident.
“All she said is she saw him under the bus,” Thompson said.
Thompson and other parents picked up their children early as news of Kincaid’s death spread. The school system said approximately 175 students were picked up early by their families.
“I’m a little emotional because I don’t really know what they’re going through,” Thompson said.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
Kincaid was finishing his second year teaching. He was married with a child on the way.