It was a scary situation late Monday afternoon for the Mt. Vernon High School girls’ basketball team, trying to reach Mascoutah to play a game.
The bus, in addition to a tractor trailer unit, were swept into a retention pond, due to flooding.
The incident occurred south of Scott Air Force Base.
The 12 students and four adults on the bus were not hurt. They were rescued by 6:40 p.m.
The Mt. Vernon team eventually arrived at the Mascoutah gym, losing to Belleville West 76 to 52.