A teenager in Fresno County is facing charges after shooting a toy gel blaster gun at students on a school bus. The incident occurred near Sierra and Warren in Northwest Fresno, close to Bullard High School.
Driving the news: The student, who had been suspended on Monday, fired the gel blaster gun at the school bus driver, hitting the windshield.
- 13 students were hit by the gel blaster pellets, with one student sustaining injuries.
- The situation on the bus became chaotic, but luckily the incident did not result in more serious consequences or injuries.
- The 15-year-old student jumped out of the bus window when it stopped. The student then made his way back to the Bullard High School campus and turned himself in.
- The student is now facing 13 charges of assault and is being held at the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Center.
What they’re saying: The Fresno Unified School District is still investigating the incident and how the student gained access to the bus.
- Concerned parents were seen picking up their children while deputies interviewed students on the bus.
- One frustrated parent blamed overcrowding on the bus, stating that Fresno Unified needs to spread the students out for safety.
- Fresno Unified confirmed that they do not have technology to scan ID cards to ensure only authorized students board the bus.