MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - A second-grade student accidentally fired a BB gun at a Reeths-Puffer school bus window in Muskegon Tuesday.
It happened when the 8-year-old boy and his younger brother were waiting for the bus in the neighborhood of Reeths-Puffer Elementary school around 8 a.m.
It appears the boy was firing at a bucket with the BB gun, Superintendent Steve Edwards said. He missed, hitting a side window of the bus as it arrived.
The shot cracked the window, according to Edwards, but did not shatter it. The district replaced the window later the same morning.
None of the 25 students on the bus, nor the driver, were hurt.
Parents were notified by phone after the incident.
"We take student safety seriously. If kids don't feel safe, they can't learn," Edwards said. "It's our job to make sure that kids feel safe from the moment we pick them up to the moment we drop them off and in between. And so, we do take these situations seriously, regardless of age. And we're going to investigate thoroughly and then we'll act appropriately."
Edwards says district officials wait until the investigation is complete before deciding whether any disciplinary action will be taken.
The child had received the BB gun as a gift only a few days earlier.
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