Photo via Baltimore City Fire Department/Twitter

Four Barclay Elementary sixth-graders have been released from the hospital after a Jeep crashed into their music classroom this morning.

A statement from Baltimore City Public Schools said a fifth student injured in the incident remains hospitalized.

“Our thoughts are with them and their families, and with the driver,” the statement said.

The crash happened around 11 a.m. Friday morning, according to a tweet from the Baltimore City Fire Department. Photos showed the driver, who remains hospitalized, drove straight through a wall and into the classroom.

#BCFD on scene at Barclay E.S. @BaltCitySchools A car ran into a building and injured 6 people- 5 kids and 1 adult. #NonLifethreateningInjuries @MayorPugh50 @ChiefNilesRFord

— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) March 9, 2018

Baltimore police are investigating why the driver wound up crashing through the wall. Det. Jeremy Silbert told Baltimore Fishbowl he hadn’t received any updates as of 2:30 p.m. But according to WBAL-TV’s Lowell Meiser, fire officials said the driver suffered a medical emergency.

“Debris was flying; the bricks were flying everywhere when the car flew through the door. It was really scary,” one student told the TV station.

Fortunately, facilities staff found that the building at 2900 Barclay Street wasn’t structurally damaged. They will be working over the weekend “to make sure that the building is ready and safe for students on Monday,” City Schools said.

Counselors will remain available to students and staffers experiencing anxiety from the crash, the school system said.

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Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...