NJ community in mourning after horrific bus crash that killed 2

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PARAMUS, N.J. -

A New Jersey community is in mourning as investigators search for answers following Thursday's horrific bus crash that killed a student and a teacher on a busy New Jersey highway.

A fifth-grade student and a teacher were killed in the crash involving a school bus and a dump truck on Interstate 80. It happened during a school field trip for middle school students from Paramus, New Jersey.

Authorities say a total of 43 adults and children were injured in the crash. Some remain hospitalized in critical condition.

Officials have not publicly identified the student who was killed in the crash. The teacher has been identified as Jennifer Williamson-Kennedy.

The crash is under investigation by transportation officials, the county prosecutor's office and New Jersey State Police.

East Brook Middle School held classes on Friday so that faculty and students could be together in the wake of the crash. Grief counselors were made available.

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