Vigil planned for Springville student killed in school bus accident

SPRINGVILLE , N.Y. (WIVB) – The Springville community will come together Sunday to attend a vigil for a young girl killed in a school bus accident.

Alyssa Hearn, 7, was hit and killed by her school bus on West Main Street Friday. Police tell News 4 Hearn was pinned under the bus.

The accident is under investigation. The Springville-Griffith School District Superintendent Kimberly Moritz released a new statement Saturday:

“All of us in the Springville-Griffith community are grieving the loss of a wonderful young student. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Alyssa Hearn. The coming days and weeks will have challenges as we deal with this loss, and I encourage any student, employee or family to reach out to the District for counseling.”

Moritz said the district is cooperating with law enforcers.

A vigil to remember Alyssa is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday on the high school football field.

A Go Fund Me Page has also been set up to raise money for Alyssa’s family during this difficult time. The page raised more than $37,000 as of Saturday night. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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