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Utah girl dragged behind bus after backpack gets caught

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say 6-year-old Utah girl was hurt when she was dragged behind a school bus.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street tells KSL-TV that girl’s backpack got stuck on part of the Wasatch County School District bus Monday afternoon.

Street says the girl was dragged 10 to 15 feet before the bus stopped again. She was taken to a hospital to treat scrapes and bruises on her head, arm and leg and later released.

Wasatch County School District Spokeswoman Kirsta Albert says the bus driver has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.