FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Officials say two men forced a school bus taking Alaska elementary students home to stop in the middle of the road during an apparent road rage encounter last week.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Alaska State Troopers are investigating after the car abruptly stopped in front of the bus in the North Pole area, and the men got out to yell at the bus driver last Tuesday.

Ticasuk Brown Elementary School interim principal Alicia Lewis said in an email to parents that the bus slowly started moving forward, but the car followed it to the next stop.

Lewis said the bus driver held students on the bus until parents arrived. Troopers also were called.

Lewis said a monitor was placed on the bus the next day as a precautionary measure.

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com