A school bus on its way to the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf skidded on a patch of ice and into a tree Thursday, police said. Credit: Newsday

A bus crashed Thursday en route to drop off students at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, according to the Brookville Police Department.

Seven students were brought to a hospital as a precautionary measure, said Frank Discala, a supervisor with the police department. Parents were being summoned.

"Everything should be OK," he said.

The crash happened on Frost Mill Road near the school at about 8:22 a.m., he said.

Discala said the bus driver had hit an ice patch and slid off the road into a tree. The students ranged from age 7 to 19. No other vehicles were involved.

The driver and an aide were uninjured, he said. The bus sustained minor damage.

School spokeswoman Toula Ramey said students had been picked up from elsewhere on Long Island to be bused to the Mill Neck school, which enrolls about 114 and was founded in 1951, she said.

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