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Shots fired at charter bus carrying students

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Metro police believe the shots may have come from a BB gun. Metro police believe the shots may have come from a BB gun.

Metro police said someone fired shots at a bus carrying 22 students on Monday.

There is no word on what kind of gun was used, but a glass window was shattered.

One grandparent told Channel 4 that her grandchild came home from school saying, “They shot at us.” She said she is thankful the students were not hurt.

The charter bus had safety windows with quarter-inch thick glass.

When the school bus driver realized someone had fired shots into her bus while students were on board, she pulled over and called 911.

“My back window has been shot, and my small window,” the bus driver said.

She said the bus was shot at least seven times as she turned onto Bass Drive.

“There was a tan SUV behind me at the time, I can’t really tell,” the bus driver said.

The Gray Line Tennessee school bus was taking students home from Intrepid College Preparatory in Antioch on Monday afternoon. The charter school teaches fifth through seventh grades.

The driver remained calm as she checked the students’ hair and jackets for glass. None of the students were injured.

The school’s principal sent a letter home to parents on Tuesday informing them that “shots of some type were fired into the back of the bus, shattering glass windows.”

Metro police said they believe the shots may have been BB bullets. They don’t have a suspect description nor a crime scene at this time.

Buses ran on their normal routes on Wednesday.

The CEO of Gray Line Tennessee said the damage was about $450.

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