- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Friends, family and students past and present paid their final respects Friday to a beloved Indianapolis school principal who was struck and killed by a bus while pushing students to safety.

Some young students held flowers and wore school shirts during visitation for Susan Jordan of Amy Beverland Elementary School at St. Luke United Methodist Church, WXIN-TV reported (https://bit.ly/1QxVZfT ).

“She was a great, great person and you can tell that. It’s a testament to all of the people who’ve come out here who all support her,” former student Joshua Jones said.

Among the current students attending visitation was Bryson Luter.

“She was kind and caring and when we did just something good, she was just nice to you,” he said.

His mother, Tamara Dickerson, said the 69-year-old Jordan’s leadership helped to inspire teachers in the classroom who in turn inspired students.

“What an amazing legacy. What an amazing woman,” Dickerson said.

Jordan, who was principal at the school on the city’s far northeast side for 22 years, died Tuesday after a school bus jumped a curb, striking her and two 10-year-old students. The two students suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Jordan’s funeral will be held at the church Saturday. Gov. Mike Pence ordered flags to be flown at half-staff.

The school resumes classes Monday after being closed since Tuesday.

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Information from: WXIN-TV, https://fox59.trb.com/news/


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