None of the high school students aboard the bus suffered life-threatening injuries.

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A stolen Toyota Prius slammed head-on into a school bus in Burien on Friday morning, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Four students aboard the Highline Public Schools bus suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital, according to an email the district sent to parents. The passenger and driver of the Prius were taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash took place near South 112th Street and Glendale Way South at about 8:30 a.m. Detectives are still trying to determine why the Prius veered across the dividing line into oncoming traffic, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said.

The bus sustained significant damage, and won’t be moved from the scene for some time, he added.

The bus was carrying students from Raisbeck Aviation High School. Earlier reports from the Sheriff’s Office said the passengers were elementary school students.

Other students were evaluated at the scene of the crash before being sent to school, the district’s email said.