It happened on N.C. Highway 42 around 3:37 p.m.
Troopers said a school bus from Holly Grove Middle School went through a red light and was hit by a car at the intersection of Kennebec Road.
The bus driver, 59-year-old Ann Holiday, of Garner, complained of minor injuries. One child complained of neck pain.
The car driver's was not transported to the hospital.
Holiday has been charged with a stoplight violation.