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Mount Vernon basketball team rescued after being trapped on school bus

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Crews have successfully rescued a group of students who were trapped on a school bus after flood waters rose near Mascoutah.

The incident happened at Highway 161 at North County Road as the Mount Vernon basketball team was en route to Mascoutah for a game.

It is still unclear the age of the rescued students.  In total, 18 people were rescued and no injuries were reported. 

The Illinois State Police, Mascoutah, Belleville, and St. Clair County, Illinois officials all responded to the scene.

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