BB pellet pierces school bus window, hits student’s back

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida middle school student was injured when a pellet from a BB gun hit him in the back while on a school bus.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Lt. Derek Boucher tells the Florida Times-Union the bus was taking 27 Mayport Middle School students home Wednesday afternoon when the pellet pierced a window.

He says the bus driver heard what appeared to be glass breaking and by the time she reached an intersection, a student said he was hit. The bus driver called 911 and pulled into the parking lot of Lake Lucina Elementary School.

Investigators don’t know where the BB gun was fired from.

Boucher said students were released to their parents after talking to police. An investigation continues.

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