Authorities say a bus was taking 31 children home from Holley-Navarre Intermediate School when it was hit on U.S. 98 five miles from the school.
The driver of a pickup, owned by Santa Rosa County, and seven children were injured when the truck rear-ended a school bus.
The children were taken to three area hospitals with minor injuries.
The truck's driver was 40-year-old Michael Weekly of Milton. He's in fair condition after going into surgery in a Pensacola hospital.
Officials of the private company operating the buses say 44-year-old Roleshia Alexander of Navarre followed proper procedure.