At approximately 5:30 p.m., a Rockville Community School Corporation bus carrying the Rockville High School girls' basketball teams hit the gym, denting a couple of wall panels.
According to ISP Trooper Jason Fischer, Junior Varsity Coach Jeff McCoy was preparing to shift the bus into park when his foot slipped off the brake pedal.
"This was certainly unique," Fischer said. "I have never worked an accident like this before."
Clay City Principal Jeff Bell was grateful no one was injured and told The Brazil Times the incident would not cause the school to close.
"It was a freak accident," he said. "We made sure the structure was OK and determined it was safe to go on with our scheduled athletics events for the evening."
Clay Community School Corporation's Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger said the bus damaged a couple of wall panels that are constructed of plexi-fiberglass.
"There was no structural damage done to the gym," Reberger said. "The hardest part will be trying to find panels that match because they were put in when the gym was renovated in the 1980s."
An investigation will determine the extent of the damage, from a cost perspective, which CCSC Superintendent Dan Schroeder said the two corporations would discuss.
"We'll work with the Rockville School Corporation to put together details for repairing the damage," Schroeder said.
Fischer added McCoy was not cited for the accident.