Pellet shatters Worcester school bus window
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police are searching for an unidentified male who witnesses say shot a BB gun pellet at a school bus, shattering a window on the right side of the bus.
“The bus actually stopped when somebody just yelled out, ‘the window just broke,’” said 8-year-old Joshua Ayala, who was on board the bus.
According to Worcester police, a 10-year-old boy says he felt something strike the right side of his head. He was not injured.
“Some police came and the ambulance to check his head but there was no hole,” said Ayala.
The school’s superintendent told 7News the bus left the Quinsigamond Elementary School at about 3 p.m. Thursday. Twenty children and the driver were on board when the window shattered.
“We just saw shattered glass and a hole in the window,” said Devondre Cooper, a student who was on board the bus.
Police converged on the scene quickly to search for the person who shot at the bus.
Parents came to the scene to pick up their children.
“It’s crazy. I used to work in public safety many years ago -- it’s just crazy especially shooting up a school bus,” said Ron Holbrook, a witness. “It’s outrageous. I have kids, and I wouldn’t want my kids’ school bus being shot at.”
Investigators aren’t sure if the bus was targeted, or if it was part of a prank. Either way, students say they are upset someone would do something so dangerous.
“Why would they even shoot the school bus?” Ayala asked.
Police urge anyone with information to contact them.