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Disturbance on school bus causes driver to be exposed to pepper spray in Ladson

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LADSON, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say a disturbance on a school bus caused the driver to be exposed to pepper spray in Ladson Thursday afternoon. 

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say shortly after 4 p.m., deputies responded to Highway 78 near the Fairgrounds for a report of a school bus disturbance.

A report states that the bus driver reportedly inhaled pepper spray from an unknown source.

"After deputies gathered preliminary information, the children were transferred to another bus and transported home," CCSO officials said. "Some parents also arrived on scene to drive their children home."

According to the sheriff's office, the bus driver was taken to Summerville Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

Deputies did not locate pepper spray on the bus.

Authorities are continuing the investigation. 

Viewers reported earlier seeing multiple deputies and emergency crews including EMS and the fire department responding to the scene. 

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