The CEO of Durham School Services, which is the contractor for the bus driver in this week’s crash, released a video statement Wednesday about the tragedy that killed five children.

“Nothing that I can say can take away the pain and the grief for these families,” CEODavid A. Duke said in the video. “What I can say is that I’m deeply sorry for the children that were taken from their families with so much life before them. I can say I’m filled with pain for this tragedy … My responsibility now is to look for answers.”

He said the company would cooperate fully with the investigation into the crash.


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Watch his entire statement below.