— ABC News (@abcnews) November 7, 2017
NSW Police has confirmed that two 8-year-old boys have been killed after a 4WD crashed into their school in Greenacre, Sydney, this morning. According to a police report, the car, which was being driven by a 52-year-old local woman, entered a Banksia Road Public School classroom filled with kids at about 10:31 a.m.
There were 24 children in the class at the time, and 17 were assessed for injuries on the scene, as was their adult teacher. Five children were rushed to Westmead Children's Hospital with critical injuries, including the two young boys who could not be revived.
While they could not comment specifically on the cause of the incident, police are saying they do not believe it was an intentional act. The driver of the vehicle is currently in hospital undergoing mandatory tests, while emergency services on the scene have evacuated the school to allow for a formal crash investigation.
LIVE NOW 🎥 Police address the media after a car crashed into a school building at Greenacre this morning https://t.co/O4Q7kdcleH
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) November 7, 2017