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    Man hit by school bus in South End

    The crash scene in the South End.
    Stephen Smith/Globe Staff
    The crash scene in the South End.

    A man in his 50s was struck by a school bus Friday morning in the South End while walking his dog, police said.

    Stephen Smith/Globe Staf
    The man hit Friday at Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street was walking a dog, which died in the crash.

    The man and dog were hit by a Concord-Carlisle Regional High School bus around 7:30 a.m. at Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street.

    No students were injured, schools Superintendent Diana F. Rigby’s office said in a statement.


    The victim was taken to Tufts Medical Center, said Officer Neva Coakley, a Boston police spokeswoman. The man’s condition and identity were not released.

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    The dog was killed in the crash.

    The school bus was a Metco bus en route to the Concord school, said Denise Snyder, director of public relations for Boston Public Schools.

    The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity is a state-funded independent organization that transports minority youths from racially imbalanced schools in Boston to suburban schools.

    Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District’s Metco partnership takes 170 students in kindergarten through 12th grade between Boston, Concord, and Carlisle.


    There were 21 youths on the bus Friday morning, all Boston students going to the high school as part of the voluntary program, Rigby said in an e-mail.

    The bus driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with authorities, Boston police spokesman James Kenneally said. Police did not release additional details and said the investigation is ongoing.

    When the students arrived at the high school, they were met by guidance counselors and school leaders who will “provide students with appropriate support and will continue to work with individual students as needed,” the superintendent said.

    School officials said Friday evening that the team had worked with students all day, and support systems also will be made available next week.

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