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8 hurt as car smashes into California middle school

March 16, 2022 GMT

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A car smashed into a Southern California middle school on Wednesday, injuring eight adults, authorities said.

No children were hurt in the accident at about 1:15 p.m. at Tomas Rivera Middle School in Perris that sent the car entirely into the building, authorities said.

The driver and members of the school staff were injured. Three received moderate injuries and five had minor injuries, fire officials said.

The cause of the crash was under investigating and the driver was cooperating with authorities, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Perris is about an hour’s drive southeast of Los Angeles.