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School bus struck by object in northwest Miami-Dade

1 student struck by shattered glass, police say

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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.

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. 


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.