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Bakersfield school bus shot at with children and driver inside

Shooter said to have used BB gun
Posted at 5:01 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 20:01:11-04

A Bakersfield City School District bus was shot at during Friday's drop-off.


A spokeswoman with the district, Irma Cervantes-Lancaster, said it happened around 3 p.m Friday. She said during the time of the shooting ten special education student plus the driver were onboard during the shooting, and nobody was injured.


Cervantes-Lancaster said the students were coming home from Mount Vernon Elementary School. And because they were special education student, the students were being dropped off at their homes opposed to a bus stop. After the shooting she said the bus was rerouted to the closest district location, Jefferson Elementary School and district personnel then took the ten students home from there.


Cervantes-Lancaster and Bakersfield Police said the shooter broke two of the bus's windows with a BB gun.


At this time no arrests have been made and Bakersfield Police officers are still investigating. The district said the damage to the bus will cost between $300 to $400 dollars.