(Editor's note: Students who were on the charter bus were playing basketball while waiting for a new bus; a photo was posted at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday on the FCCPS Twitter account.)
One of two charter buses carrying George Mason High School musicians to a weekend competition in South Carolina broke down in North Carolina Thursday afternoon, according to a news release sent at 3:18 p.m. from FCCPS.
As smoke was noticed in the passenger area of the bus, the bus was evacuated and a local fire department called.
There were no injuries to any of the students nor the driver. A replacement bus is expected to arrive shortly so that the trip can continue.
Again, no one was injured. The cause of the trouble is not known.