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Two juveniles were taken to the hospital and released after being hit by a school bus in a Legacy High School parking lot early Friday morning.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said police received a report at 7:47 a.m. of two juveniles who had been hit by a bus while walking in the parking lot.

An ambulance transported them to a local hospital to be checked and they were released, according to a statement from Bismarck Public Schools spokeswoman Renae Hoffman-Walker.

BPS would not confirm that they were students, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Both "individuals" were expected to return to school Friday, Hoffman-Walker said.

Buschena said the bus driver told police he did not see the juveniles walking in the parking lot toward the school, and he attempted to brake to avoid hitting them, but was unsuccessful. There were no passengers on the bus at the time.

The bus driver was not cited, according to Buschena.

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