Shooter hits Parkview bus with airgun pellets; one injured | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shooter hits Parkview bus with airgun pellets; one injured

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM

The Little Rock School District informed Parkview High School parents tonight that a female Parkview student was grazed on her cheek by an airgun pellet fired at her bus. Two bus windows were shattered, but there were no other injuries. The shooter was described as wearing a black shirt, red shoes and a red jacket. The bus was fired on at Burnell Street, in Southwest Little Rock south of Baseline Road. Here's the letter to parents:

Good Evening, Parents:

I’m sending you this email on behalf of Parkview Principal, Dr. Dexter Booth. At approximately 4:30 p.m. today, the driver of First Student Bus #050 was carrying Parkview students home, when an unknown individual shot at the bus several times with an air gun at Burnell Street. The driver stopped the bus at 7725 Burnell and immediately contacted the Little Rock Police Department and Little Rock School District Safety and Security officials.

During the investigation, it was determined that a 9th grade female student had been injured on her left cheek when she was apparently grazed by a pellet. Two bus windows were also shattered. A LRSD Safety and Security Officer transported the student home where he met with her mother, who subsequently took the student to the hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

As of this time, there has been no apprehension of the individual who committed the act. The District takes this matter very seriously and is committed to working with LRPD to fully investigate and catch the person responsible.

LRSD will have Safety and Security units out in the morning and afternoon to patrol the area near the scene of the incident. The suspect was wearing a black shirt, red shoes, and red jacket. If anyone has information on the incident or the alleged suspect, they are urged to contact LRPD or school officials immediately.

Thank you and have a good evening.

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