Kids safe after second bus picks them up after their bus was shot at by a BB or pellet

Three students and the bus driver of a Lafayette school bus are safe after a BB (ball bearing) or pellet struck the bus.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 10:23 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Three students and the bus driver of a Lafayette school bus are safe after a BB (ball bearing) or pellet struck the bus according to Lafayette Police. 

Lafayette Police and its crime investigation team arrived around 4:30 p.m. Friday to the Sun Villa Apartments on the Lafayette's south side.

LPD's Sgt. Matt Gard said the bus was pulling into the apartment complex to drop off a student.

That's when the back window was shot at.

The crime investigation team said the holes in the back window were way smaller than the smallest firearm round.

A neighbor said the neighborhood isn't a bad place to live.

"This place has a really bad reputation," said neighbor Brittani Edmondson. "But since I have lived here I think they have cleaned it up really well. I haven't seen anything like it used to be."

A second bus arrived at the apartment complex to take the other kids home.

Lafayette Schools Superintendent Les Huddle said that is protocol when something like this happens.

He also released this statement:

"We are happy nobody was injured. Student safety is our top priority. We are cooperating with police. Hopefully whoever did this is found and faces consequences."

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