Scary Moment as Bus is Washed Into Pond

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.