Two Mounds View students were killed and another was injured in a crash on their way to school.
The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 96 and Highway 10 in Arden Hills Thursday morning, the school said in a statement. They were turning left from Highway 96 onto Highway 10 shortly after 7 a.m. when they were hit by a vehicle going east on Highway 96, Ramsey County officials told the Pioneer Press.
Two of the students were pronounced dead at the scene, while a third student was taken to the hospital with injuries, the Sun Focus says. The driver of the other vehicle was treated at the scene and released.
Mounds View High School notified students and parents of what happened, but did not release the students names.
"This will be a very difficult time for our students, staff and community. We want to make sure that those affected by this tragedy feel supported in expressing or coping with their grief," Principal Jeffery Ridlehoover said in a letter to the school.
Counselors and support staff have been made available for students who need to speak with someone, and they will also be available at the high school from 6-7:30 p.m.
All events scheduled at the high school for Thursday have been canceled.
Mounds View students plan to wear blue on Friday to honor their classmates, while others have been sharing their condolences on Twitter.
It has been a deadly year on Minnesota roads. According to the Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety's website, there have been at least 366 traffic-related fatalities this year, two more than at this time last year.