Car crashes into Tomas Rivera Middle School near Perris, injuring 8 adults

Police and firefighters next to a hole in a building's side with a car inside
Authorities at the scene of a single-car crash into a building at Tomas Rivera Middle School in Riverside County on Wednesday that left eight adults injured. No students were hurt.

Eight adults were injured Wednesday afternoon when a car crashed into a building at Tomas Rivera Middle School outside Perris, authorities said.

The crash occurred at 1:14 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Of the eight people hurt, three had moderate injuries and five had minor injuries.

“No students were in the classroom at the time of the incident due to minimum day,” according to the Val Verde Unified School District Police Department. “Unfortunately several staff members were inside the building and were injured as a result of the collision.”

A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash, could not be reached for comment.

The driver was at the scene cooperating with investigators, according to KCBS-TV Channel 2.


A shelter in place order was lifted shortly before 4 p.m., school police said.

“Mental health therapists will be on campus [Thursday] to assist students and staff as needed,” school police said.