At 6:55 a.m., emergency personnel responded to an accident on Newman Road outside of Joplin.
It is with extremely heavy hearts we can now share the fatal loss of one of our precious Eagle students. Miss Destiny Chambers was currently enrolled at Soaring Heights Elementary. Staff and students in Joplin Schools remember her huge heart and big smile.
Additional students who were on the bus at the time of the accident were picked up by parents at the scene or transported to school where parents picked them up.
Counseling services have been made available to any staff or student needing support and will continue for the coming days. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family.