BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — Minor injuries were reported in a school bus accident in Boone County Thursday morning.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says a bus operated by the United Community School District went off the road in the 1700 block of 205th Street around 7:22 a.m. The location is just east of Boone.

The bus was tilted on its side in the ditch. Officials say there were about 15 kids on board ranging from ages 5 to 15. The bus driver, 49-year-old Billie Thorson of Boone called 911 following the accident.

Multiple emergency agencies responded to the accident and once the children were evacuated from the bus, they were able to take shelter at a local residence in order to stay out of the rain.

The BCSO says one child was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and 10 other children were transported by a Boone school bus to a local hospital to be evaluated. Their injuries were considered minor.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.