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Car hits Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Monday; school closed to be inspected

Police do not believe the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

INDIANA, Marion County — Douglas MacArthur Elementary School closed Monday after a car crashed into the building.

The crash happened around 8:40 a.m. during drop-off and police said three people had minor injuries. The car jumped a curb and drove about 20 yards before hitting a window panel area of a second grade classroom.

According to the superintendent for Perry Township, the injured included the driver, a student in the car and a teacher in the classroom that was hit. They believe the teacher was injured by debris.

The injured individuals were taken to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

Credit: WTHR/Rich Nye

Staff decided to close the building for the day while crews assessed the damage to make sure it was safe to reopen. The school is expected to be back open tomorrow.

Investigators are working to figure out why the driver drove into the building. Police said they do not believe she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Credit: WTHR

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