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School bus driver dead after he was stabbed while children still on board

During the attack, the school bus jumped a curb and crashed into nearby hedges, according to police.

PASCO, Wash. — A bus driver was fatally stabbed while he was driving students on Friday afternoon, according to our fellow CBS station, KEPR.

The attack happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. near Longfellow Elementary School in Pasco.

Pasco Police say the man attacked the bus driver and stabbed him at least once. During the attack, the school bus jumped a curb and crashes into nearby hedges. The suspect was arrested.

The bus driver died at the hospital. Police say that the bus driver did not know the attacker.

In a press conference, Pasco Police Captain Bill Parramore says students on the bus were brought back to the school immediately along with students who were outside at the time of the attack. Parramore says detectives will investigate the scene of the attack throughout the night.

He says school counselors will be available during the weekend and on Monday for the return to school.  

Pasco School District released a statement about the attack in a Facebook post.

"Pasco Police, Fire, and paramedics responded to an assault of a bus driver at Longfellow Elementary this afternoon. There are no student injuries," they wrote.

For more from KEPR, visit their website.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update this article with the latest information.