Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Teen fires BB or Pellet gun from school bus, shattering car window

A teen leaned out of a moving school bus in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and fired a BB or pellet gun, shattering the window of a parked car.

From the article:
Residents already upset over the recent violence in the city say shots fired from a BB gun Monday afternoon at Fifth and Woodbine Streets disturbed them even more because the shots came from a school bus.

Pellets from a BB gun pierced the window of a car at the corner. Police confirm a student riding a school bus with kids on board fired the gun as they rode from school Monday afternoon.

“I blame the school bus driver because you kept on going, you didn't have the decency to pull over, to see who did that,” stated a clearly frustrated Sharon Turner. “You heard the shots your self, everyone was running there were babies over there it just ain't safe.”

Sharon Turner says people grabbed there kids, they didn't know it was pellets at first.

“This is the first time, there's been a calm around here except what happened today it's shocking to me,” Turner added.

Shocking because of where it came from. The car’s owner who did not want to go on camera said a Harrisburg School Principal came to the scene to apologize.

Turner says her home already has bullets from real gunfire last summer. She wants Harrisburg Police to bring back beat cops to Fifth and Woodbine like they did in other parts of the city who walk the neighborhoods and get to know the residents.

“If you have that type of security up here people would think before they do things,” Turner concluded.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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