MONROEVILLE (KDKA) – Officials are investigating after a school bus nearly ended up in a creek Friday morning.

The incident happened behind the Royal Oaks Shopping Center in Monroeville around 7:30 a.m.

According to officials at the scene, the driver pulled into the parking lot to take a break between routes. The driver was checking the bus to make sure all students were when the bus started to roll.

“The driver was checking to makes sure there was nothing left on the bus. He was done making the stops and there was a malfunction in the braking system. He actually coasted over and he was able to stop it right where it ended up,” Mark Magill, of Magill Towing, said.

No students were on the Gateway School District bus at the time and there are no reported injuries.

Damage to the bus was believed to be minimal.

The owners of the bus, Student Transportation of America, are going to have it towed to the garage for a full safety check.

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