Two men who practiced target shooting hit school bus carrying childrenBy Mason White 1:41 PM March 25, 2016
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(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a bullet shattered the window of a school bus that was carrying children to school, police in Florida said.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said that Today, around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a school bus arrived at the front of the Killearn Lakes Elementary School located at 8037 Deer Lake East, to pick up students for transport.
As children were loading onto the bus, a window shattered. A student immediately went to the front of the bus and notified the driver.
The driver went to the rear of the bus where the window was broken to check on the children and the window.
No children were injured. Once the driver located the projectile, he evacuated all the children from the bus.
Leon County School’s staff immediately notified the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and numerous units responded to the school.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes and Crime Scene Units began to investigate the incident. A neighborhood canvas was initiated and numerous interviews were conducted.
The investigation led detectives to believe that the projectile was a stray bullet, possibly from someone hunting or target shooting.
Detectives continued to canvas the area and located two individuals who had been target shooting in a wooded area approximately one mile from the school.
The bullets being shot by these individuals were consistent with the projectile located in the bus. Detectives also located evidence of ricochets near the targets.
No arrests have been made at this time.