No charges to be filed in death of teacher in school parking lot

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GOLDSBORO, NC (WITN) - Police say no charges will be brought in the death of an elementary school teacher who was struck and killed last week ago by a daycare bus.

Goldsboro police say after consulting with the Wayne County District Attorney's Office, Ray Batts will not be charged in the case.

Brandon Kincaid, who was in a wheelchair, was struck in the parking lot of Meadow Lane Elementary School on the morning on February 9th.

A police report said Batts, who was driving a Small World Day Care Center bus, checked all his mirrors before moving forward after dropping his children off at the school.

Kincaid was a second grade teacher at the school and died later that morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital.


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Funeral arrangements have been set for a school teacher who was struck and killed by a daycare school bus on Tuesday.

Brandon Kincaid was a second grade teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary School in Goldsboro. The 25-year-old was confined to a wheelchair.

Police say he was in the parking lot before school, and was struck by the front of the bus as it was pulling away after dropping children off.

His funeral will be Friday at 6:00 p.m. at The First Church in Goldsboro, while graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in La Grange.


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Friends of an elementary school teacher who was killed in the parking lot of his school Tuesday morning have set up a fund to help his family.

Brandon Kincaid, who was a second grade teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary School in Goldsboro, was hit while in his wheelchair around 8:15 a.m.

Police say a bus from Small World Day Care had dropped children off at the school and was leaving the parking lot when the accident happened.

The accident report, which was released Wednesday morning, says Ray Batts told police he checked the bus mirrors and didn't see anything. The report says as Batts began to pull away, he heard a noise and stopped the bus.

Police estimate the bus was going 15 miles per hour at the time.
Police say no charges have been filed yet against Batts and their investigation is continuing.

Kincaid is survived by his wife, who is expecting their first child in June. A gofundme account was set up Tuesday night to assist the family with expenses. Wednesday afternoon it had already raised more than $5,000 of its $20,000 goal.


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A second grade teacher at a Goldsboro elementary school was killed this morning when he was struck by a bus.

Goldsboro police say it happened around 8:15 a.m. at Meadow Lane Elementary School on East Ash Street. Brandon Kincaid, who was wheelchair-bound, was hit by a bus from Small World Day Care Center, driven by Ray Batts.

The accident happened in the school's parking lot.

The 25-year-old Kincaid was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries. Police say their investigation into the death is continuing.

A school system spokesman says students on the daycare bus had already gotten into the school when the accident happened. While other students coming to school were directed away from the scene, spokesman Ken Derksen says some students may have witnessed the tragedy.

The school system says Kincaid was in his second year of teaching at Meadow Lane and that his wife is expecting their first child.

The school went classroom by classroom to tell the students what happened, and they have a team of psychologists and counselors on hand to assist students and staff for as long as there's a need.

Derksen says extra support will be given to the 21 students in Kincaid's class.

Kincaid was also youth pastor at Neuse Baptist Church in Kinston, where his father is pastor.

"My son was a Godly man and if anyone wants to see Brandon again, they need to get right with Jesus, because my son is in heaven and I will see him again," Greg Kincaid said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.