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Today, a tragic crash involving a Houston Independent School District school bus resulted in the loss of two students and left two other students and the bus driver seriously injured. The bus was heading to Furr High School where one of the students attended. Furr High School is also home to REACH Charter High School, where the other three students attended school.

"I am heartbroken by today's tragedy. No parent should ever have to deal with the loss of a child. My thoughts and prayers are with the families during this difficult time."

"This accident is especially troubling for me since these students went to school in my Senate district and the crash occurred in my district, also. I will monitor the situation carefully as the facts are gathered. If it is determined that something can be done to prevent such a tragedy in the future, then I will file legislation in the 85th Legislative Session to ensure we don't lose any more of our precious children."