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Shots Hit Seattle School Bus; No Injuries

Mar 12, 2015

Shots suspected of coming from a BB gun hit a school bus outside Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in South Seattle on Thursday afternoon, according to Seattle police.

No students were on the bus at the time, and the driver was not injured, Seattle Public Schools said.

Police said they believed that pellets from a BB gun, not bullets, hit the bus. They searched a nearby home and reported that witnesses said teens had been playing with a BB gun in the area.

The district said on Twitter that the driver heard a noise, then saw that two windows on her side of the bus had been shattered.

The shooting occurred around 3:40 p.m., when school lets out. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, at 44th Avenue South and South Holly Street, went on lockdown.

The district said about 4:25 p.m. that police were helping children leave the school from the north exit to be picked up by parents and buses. Children who walk home had to stay at the school for a while, but the lockdown was lifted about 5 p.m.

Children at Graham Hill Elementary and Aki Kurose Middle School also were briefly sheltered in place, the district said. Those schools are about a mile from Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary.

Martin Luther King Elementary in Seattle's South End.
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