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Elementary reaches out after bus accident

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Taylorsville Elementary is pitching in with support for the family of two students struck by a school bus Thursday morning.

The school is putting together care packages that include games and activity books, Principal Sydell Gant said.

Aiyanna Moffitt, 9, and Brian Moffitt, 6, both of 2503 W. Chaucer Drive, were running to catch the school bus about 7:40 a.m. Thursday when they crossed in front of it and were hit, police said.

Brian was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital, where he was treated for a bump on on the head and cuts and bruises and then released, family member Justin Schulz said.

At the request of the family, medical information on Aiyanna’s condition was not available from the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, where she was flown by helicopter.

Gant said she has been in touch with the family, who said they are overwhelmed by the kindness the community has shown.

Gant said Aiyanna was still in the hospital as of Friday morning following surgery and was doing OK.

Students and staff utilized counseling services offered at the school Thursday and Friday, she said.

“The family was touched again to learn of all the calls,” Gant said.

Several other schools in the district have reached out to offer help, and Gant said an additional five care packages could be in the making.

How to help

Taylorsville Elementary School is keeping in touch with Aiyanna and Brian Moffitt’s family to try to meet any needs as the two recover from Thursday’s accident.

If you wish to provide support for the family in some way, contact Taylorsville Principal Sydell Gant at 812-526-5448 or email

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