School bus struck by object in northwest Miami-Dade
1 student struck by shattered glass, police say
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A school bus was struck by an object, possibly a pellet, Thursday afternoon in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.
The incident was reported in the area of Northwest 19th Avenue and 72nd Street.
Miami-Dade police spokesman Chris Thomas said three juveniles fled the scene in a purple car.
He said glass from the bus shattered during the incident, striking one student in the face.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crew checked out the student, but did not have to take the child to a hospital, authorities said.
It's unclear from what school the bus had departed.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho took to Twitter shortly after the incident and said the school district will work with police to investigate the incident.
I am deeply disturbed by this cowardly and irresponsible attack, which could have had catastrophic consequences. We @MDCPS will work with authorities to fully investigate this despicable act. https://t.co/45xBHyBQWa— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) January 10, 2019
He later went to the scene and confirmed to Local 10 News reporter Janine Stanwood that two windows were shattered. He said it appears it was done by a pellet gun.
According to Carvalho, some students on the bus have special needs and one was in a wheelchair. He said all students have since been dropped off.
A motive for the incident is unknown.
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