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Norman Board OKs Claims Over School Bus Fire

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One of three charter buses was suddenly engulfed in flames and dark smoke in October 2012 as Norman High School band students were on their way to a competition. One of three charter buses was suddenly engulfed in flames and dark smoke in October 2012 as Norman High School band students were on their way to a competition.
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School board members at the Norman Public Schools have approved more than $18,000 in tort claims for families who lost personal items during a school bus fire last fall.

10/22/2013 Related Story: Norman High School Band Members OK After Bus Fire

Monday's approval is the first step for families to get money back for their personal property that was destroyed in the fire. The school bus was en route to a band competition at Cameron University last October when it caught fire and caused about $250,000 in damage.

1/2/2014 Related Story: Insurance Company Denies Personal Claims In Norman Band Bus Fire

No one was injured, but the fire caused significant damage to band instruments and other property. The Norman Transcript reports that 21 students lost personal property in the blaze.

The school board approved all of the claims that were submitted in connection with the bus fire.

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