Middletown school bus window shot with BB or pellet gun

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District says bus was transporting Middletown Prep Academy students; no one hurt

A school bus transporting several Middletown Preparatory and Fitness Academy students had its back window shot by a BB or pellet gun Tuesday afternoon, according to the Middletown City School District.

No one was hurt on the bus in the incident that was reported around 4:30 p.m., according to a police report. The bus driver told police she was traveling eastbound on Sixteenth Avenue near Vermont Street when students started screaming saying someone had thrown something at the bus.

The driver pulled over and checked the back of the bus. She found a hole partially in a window.

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Bryan Wagoner, the academy’s superintendent, said “safety is our No. 1 priority” and parents were notified about the incident. Middletown school district buses are used to transport students from surrounding school districts.

“Our children’s safety, whether students in our schools or elsewhere, remains our utmost priority,” the district said in a release posted on its website.

Middletown police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 513-425-7704.