A 12-year-old boy has been struck and killed by a school bus as he walked home from the first day of class in Kaukauna.

Police said the child lived near River View Middle School and was crossing a street when the bus came around the corner and hit him Tuesday.

Miranda Casey's 7-year-old son was among the students on the bus that struck the boy. Casey said another bus took the children home. She said some of the children were crying.

Police Lt. Jamie Graff told WLUK-TV  the State Patrol will help investigate the accident. Kaukauna Area School District Superintendent Mark Duerwaecther said counselors will be available at all schools as long as needed.