The morning ride to school took on some added excitement for 35 Marsing School District students Wednesday.
The bus driver called 911 at about 7:20 a.m. to report smoke coming through the vehicle's dashboard. The children were evacuated, loaded onto another bus and taken to school.
Marsing School District Superintendent Norm Stewart says no one was injured in the evacuation in downtown Marsing as the bus neared the completion of its 21-mile route.
He says the bus carried students from kindergarten through high school.
Stewart says firefighters responded to the incident, but the electrical short produced mostly just smoke. An Owyhee County dispatcher confirmed that there were never any visible flames.
The Associated Press contributed