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Lakeland High School student killed in crash with bus

Posted at 6:06 PM, Jan 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-19 23:31:21-05

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Lakeland High School student was killed in a car crash Thursday afternoon.

Family members have identified the victim as 16-year-old Jordan Schenberger.

Officials say the crash happened around 2 p.m. in Highland Township at South Cooley Lake and South Duck Lake Road, about 5 miles from the school. Officials say the student turned left in front of an oncoming bus.

Jordan Schenberger

Schenberger's family says he was an honor roll student and got his driver's license about a month ago. He leaves behind an 11-year-old sister.

Schenberger worked part time on the weekends as a dishwasher at Highland House restaurant.

Jordan Schenberger

“That's a great loss. He was just more mature, different than the other kids," Highland House owner Rob Ryeson said. “He just was a great great kid, hard working kid, always showed up to work.”

Ryeson says Schenberger was a hard worker and "got along with everybody."

"He was just a top notch kid, great loss,” Ryeson said.

The crash is under investigation.

Counseling support is being prepared for students and staff.

Huron Valley Schools Superintendent Paul Salah released the following statement:

We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident. This loss tremendously affects the Huron Valley School district and the entire community. The district is providing additional counseling support to students and staff as needed. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. No family member should ever know the tragedy of losing a child."