Highway Patrol troopers say the accident happened Saturday at 7:22 a.m. on NC 45 off Jeff White Road near Colerain.
They say the school bus driver, Augustus Holley, tried to slow down when the car in front off him slowed down, he went left of center, then went into a ditch.
Troopers say there were six children from the Bertie County school system on the bus when the accident happened.
Lawmen say, even though no injuries were reported, the children were transported to Bertie Memorial Hospital as a precaution.
Troopers say Holley will be charged with driving left of center.