Bus shot by pellet gun still under investigation

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Last week the driver and students aboard Campbell County bus 33 experienced a scare as they traveled home from school.

On Jan. 14 Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools, said he had received information from Clayton Ray, transportation supervisor, that bus number 33 had been struck by what appeared to be a pellet gun.

Nearly one week later Ray said the incident is still under investigation.

According to Ray, there are few details available in the case.

“What I know is the bus was traveling on Back Valley Road behind LaFollette Elementary School when it was struck in the third window back by a BB gun,” Ray explained.

While the bus was equipped with safety glass, Ray said the window shattered from the force of the pellet. However, no passengers were injured.

A report was filed with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and an investigation is currently underway.