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Students unhurt after bullet hits Lee school bus

Posted October 24, 2012

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— No students were injured Monday afternoon when a bullet went through a window of a Lee County school bus, officials said Wednesday.

Eight students from Warren Williams Alternative Elementary School were on the bus when a bullet hit the window as the bus traveled on Cox Maddox Road near Mount Pisgah Church Road in Sanford, officials said.

The bullet hit several seats behind where the students were seated, and school administrators believe the incident was an accident, said Sharon Spence, spokeswoman for Lee County Schools.

Still, Sanford police are investigating.

Spence said the window has been repaired, and the bus was running its normal routes on Wednesday.

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  • fungod12000 Oct 25, 2012

    someone was appearantly target shooting their rifle in preparation for rifle season, and didn't have an adequate backstop, glad no one was hurt.

  • fungod12000 Oct 25, 2012

    FYI guys, muzzleloader season starts on Oct. 27, and gun on Nov. 10, just so everybody's edumacated,lol.

  • WooHoo2You Oct 24, 2012

    For a while now in order to obtain a hunting license in NC you must pass a hunter's safety course. Gun safety is the biggest point that they stress in the class. The majority of the final test is based on gun safety.- IBleedRedandWhite

    The DMV requires at test too...you have driven around the area right ;)

  • justafella Oct 24, 2012

    "DEER!!!"

  • IBleedRedandWhite Oct 24, 2012

    @sunshine1040-

    For a while now in order to obtain a hunting license in NC you must pass a hunter's safety course. Gun safety is the biggest point that they stress in the class. The majority of the final test is based on gun safety.

  • IBleedRedandWhite Oct 24, 2012

    @doinbizzness-

    I completely agree. Being a deer hunter myself, I try to follow all the rules and help manage the population in a responsible way. The number one rule is always know where your gun is pointed and what is beyond your target. However, like I said, if it was a hunter using a rifle in Lee County they are in violation in the first place since gun season doesn't come in until Oct. 29. With that said, IF IT WAS A hunter it is doubtful that they were in a stand. This is only a theory that I put out.

    I did not mean to sound non-chalant about the situation. In fact, I think there should be outrage and the person should be arrested and prosecuted. My comment was only in response to offer another theory rather than someone "sending a message."

  • sunshine1040 Oct 24, 2012

    Bottom line you should know where your bullet is going and it should not be across a highway or residential area. Time to give these so called hunters a gin safety class before you give them a license.Yes i grew up in a rural area where the fist day of deer seanson meant more then two thirds of the students were absent and many teachers had their guns in the car ready to go hunting when the school bell rang

  • adw2 Oct 24, 2012

    Even if this was an accident. Someone could have been hurt or killed. If indeed it was a deer hunter, they should take his license away. Common sense will tell you that you stay clear of roads and houses.

  • doinbizzness Oct 24, 2012

    Why am I not sensing OUTRAGE with this? So what if it is Deer Season, Bottom line is ...THERE IS AN IRRESPONSIBLE HUNTER in the woods and their irresponsibility almost killed or injured someone's child! You don't shoot across roadways and high powered rifles should only be shot from stands with the round traveling down towards the ground not out across the wild blue yonder. I hope Sheriff Carter does A LOT of investigating on this.

  • babbleon Oct 24, 2012

    What is WRONG with people!

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