BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. — A teacher was hit by a car outside of a north county elementary school Monday morning.
Police responded to Gibson Elementary School around 8:45 a.m. for a report of a person hit.
A spokesperson for the Riverview Gardens School District said a teacher was in the crosswalk when he was hit by a car. Investigators say the teacher was wearing his crossing guard uniform when he was hit. The injureis were not life-threatening.
The driver stayed on the scene.
“My fiancé said it was just a real bad scene. He also said kids had passed it,” said Nichole Ezell.
Ezell’s 5- and 7-year-old children attend Gibson Elementary. Ezell said her fiancé dropped off her children at the school and learned the music teacher had been struck.
“This is a very busy street and there’s a lot of people coming through it during driver time and that’s why they do have crossing guards in place," she said. "Still, I don’t think drivers listen to the crossing guards as much as they should for the safety of the kids.”
A spokesman for the Riverview Gardens School District said right now it’s unclear if any students actually saw what happened to their teacher.
Minena Woodson, 9, said she's relieved her favorite teacher survived the scary ordeal.
“I really like him a lot. He lets us do a lot in class. He’s really nice and when he comes back to school I really just want to give him a hug,” said Woodson.
This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.