First-grader dragged nearly a mile by school bus

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. - A 6-year-old child suffered bruises and scratches after family members say she was dragged by a school bus on Monday afternoon.

Chelsea Klepzig, a first grader at Union Cross Elementary School, was getting off the bus when the bus driver allegedly closed the door on her arm.

Her parents told FOX 8 that she hung onto the bus for almost a mile until the next stop.

Family members say Chelsea's feet and legs were dragged as she held on, adding they were happy she didn't fall under the bus.

School officials say the bus driver has been suspended without pay and is recommended for dismissal.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued a statement, saying they are "so thankful the student is OK and it was not worse."

So far, no charges have been filed but the highway patrol says the incident is under investigation.

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