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Two occupied school buses were struck by BB gun pellets in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Sheriff’s officials are investigating after two occupied school buses were damaged by a BB gun earlier this week in Victorville.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Staci Parks confirmed the incident with VVNG and said an unknown suspect struck two school buses with what appeared to be a round from a pellet gun.

The spokeswoman said there were no witnesses or any suspect description available. Additionally, she confirmed that no pellet was recovered from the buses that were struck. The exact location of the incident was not provided by officials.

Adelanto Elementary School District Superintendent Michael Krause sent a letter to parents with the following information:

“We are writing to inform you of an incident that occurred this afternoon February 7, 2024 at approximately 3:45 PM involving two of our school buses on their way home. It had been reported that an unidentified individual targeted the buses with a BB gun resulting in cracked glass on both vehicles. We want to assure you that all students and staff were safe, and law enforcement promptly responded to the scene to ensure everyone’s safety, and to begin an investigation. All parents of the affected routes have been communicated with via ParentsSquare messages and calls.

The safety and well-being of all our students and staff are our top priority, and we take this matter very seriously. Immediately, law enforcement was called to support the investigation. We are fully cooperating with local law enforcement and their ongoing investigation to understand the circumstances surrounding this incident.

And response to today’s events, we will be reviewing and reinforcing our safety protocols with all students and staff. Additionally, we will be working closely with our transportation department to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to guarantee the safety of our students during their commute.

We understand how alarming this news may be for you and your family. We want you to know that we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and will keep you updated when major incidents occur to keep you informed. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your school.

We thank you for understanding and cooperating during this time.”

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department at 760-552-6800.

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