Law enforcement collaboration during bus incident

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BELMOND, Iowa – School officials say the collaborations between them and law enforcement is exactly what they needed to help students possibly exposed to crop dusting chemicals.

While law enforcement officials with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office continue the investigation, those with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office supported students by visiting the Belmond Hospital earlier today.

Officials say anytime children are involved, it raises concern.

“I had some concerns when there’s little kids involved with exposure to something like that. Not knowing what’s going on. We come up here and started our plan at that point,” said Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer, with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

Not much is known at this point about the plane used for the crop dusting, what chemical was used or who was piloting the plane.

We will continue to bring you more coverage as that information becomes public.

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