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School principal killed while saving her students

“She was protecting the children to the end.”

A school principal is being lovingly remembered after she was killed while heroically pushing students away from an out-of-control bus.
Susan Jordan, a devoted school principal of more than 20 years, died on Tuesday when a school bus mounted the curb and struck Ms Jordan and two 10-year-old students, both of whom survived the incident are expected to make a full recovery.
The bus driver and the 25 children on the bus are believed to be physically unharmed following the crash.
The incident that killed the 69-year-old is being called a “freak accident” by authorities.
“The female bus driver told firefighters that she is not sure what caused the bus to accelerate and jump the curb but reported in the instant that the accident occurred she saw Principal Jordan push several students out of the way before she was tragically killed,” Rita Reith, Fire Captain with the Indianapolis Fire Department told NBC News.
Ms Jordan, who had been the principal of the Amy Beverland Elementary School in Indianapolis for 22 years has been remembered by the superintendent of the Lawrence Town district, Shawn Smith as "a great educator”.
"Quite frankly ladies and gentlemen, we're talking about a legend in education," Mr Smith told media at the school.
"She never missed a day of work — just a phenomenal individual that truly cared about children. This is just a tragic situation that we have."
Students hold a vigil to remember principal.
Following the tragedy as a sign of respect classes were cancelled but were expected to resume Thursday.
The school community left messages of remembrance on the school’s Facebook page many calling Ms Jordan a “hero”.
One parent left this touching message that pretty much summed up the thoughts of many:
“Words cannot even begin to capture what a tragic loss this is. She was protecting the children to the end.”
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