UPDATE: 6-year-old girl dragged behind school bus near Heber City

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Student dragged behind school bus in Wasatch County. (Photo: UDOT Mile Posts Map)

(UPDATE 4:41 p.m.) -- Wasatch County School District released the following statement:

Today, upon exiting the school bus, a student received non-life-threatening injuries. The student was transported to Heber Valley Hospital. Wasatch County School District and Utah Highway Patrol are currently investigating the incident and the driver has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
The safety and well-being of our 7,000 students is the number one priority of Wasatch County School District. Our thoughts are with the student and her family.

(UPDATE 4:04 p.m.) -- New details are emerging about a 6-year-old girl who was dragged behind a school bus in Wasatch County.

According to Sgt. Nick Street with the Utah Highway Patrol, at 3:45 p.m., a bus stopped on state Route-40 at the intersection with Potter Lane northwest of Heber City to drop off a couple of students.

The 6-year-old girl had part of her backpack get caught on the side of the bus, possibly the wheel.

The bus started moving and the girl was dragged about 10-15 feet before the bus stopped, according to UHP.

The girl's leg may be broken and she suffered other abrasion injuries.

She was taken by ambulance to Heber Valley Medical Center.

Original story below.

(KUTV) -- A student has non-life-threatening injuries after being dragged behind a school bus in Wasatch County, according to Utah Highway Patrol

It happened Monday on Highway 40 near mile marker 14, just north of Heber City.

Sergeant Nick Street with UHP says he is uncertain when this happened or the extent of the child's injuries.

No details were provided by UHP regarding the age or gender of the child or how the dragging happened or how far the student was dragged.

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