The children, from Lillington-Shawtown Elementary School, were passengers on bus No. 179. According to spokeswoman Patricia Harmon-Lewis, the accident took place less than a mile from the school.
Harmon-Lewis said the bus had just left the school and was nearly full of students. The two that were taken to the hospital complained of neck pain. They were taken to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn.
Harmon-Lewis said the bus sustained minor damage and the remaining students were transferred to another bus to be taken home.
The crash remains under investigation.