Over 20 teens, mostly ROTC members of Cleveland High School participated in a mock disaster drill Wednesday morning on Loop 105 at SH 321, just east of Cleveland.
Cleveland I.S.D. Police Chief organized the drill to better prepare local emergency responders for a real event.
In this morning’s drill a school bus was rolled over and struck by two vehicles, Students were in both vehicles and the bus.
Emergency crews from Cleveland Fire Department, Atascocita Fire Department, Tarkington and MCHD responded to the scene. DPS, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty County Precinct 6 Constables assisted in traffic control.
After the roof was cut off the bus many of the students were removed and loaded onto ambulances. Several were transported to Cleveland Hospital, two were flown by PHI Air Medical. In addition, Atascocita Fire Department transported eight to Conroe Regional Hospital. Using a Mass Casualty Bus that is one of 17 in the state they are able to handle at least ten patients at once.
Once at Conroe Regional doctors and nurses went through the paces of triage of each patient.
The event was a success.