Local and state officials are offering statements of condolences and support for the Chattanooga community following a fatal school bus crash Monday afternoon.

Hamilton County Superintendent Kirk Kelly said Tuesday morning that five students were killed in a school bus crash.

Kelly said there were 37 students on board, and 12 still remained in the hospital.

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said there were kindergarten through fifth-grade students on the bus.

Many politicians, agencies and individuals expressed their grief for the tragic incident on social media. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a message of support for the community.

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The Bishop Richard F. Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville also released a statement of support for the Chattanooga community:

"My prayers tonight are with the victims and families of the terrible bus crash in Chattanooga. I remain in contact with our Catholic priests in Southeast Tennessee and we will make ourselves available to anyone in need," Stika said.