ARCATA (AP) — High school students visiting Humboldt State University are returning to Southern California earlier than scheduled following a horrific bus crash that killed 10 people.
University officials say prospective students who participated in the Preview Plus program left Arcata on buses at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The admitted students had been scheduled for more orientation and campus activities, but the university decided to “get them back to their families early, given the emotional toll of the last two days.”
More than 500 admitted students participated in the campus tour program — despite Thursday afternoon’s crash on Interstate 5 in Orland, about 100 miles north of Sacramento.
Five students, three chaperones and two drivers were killed and dozens were injured when a FedEx tractor-trailor collided with the charter bus carrying the prospective students.
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