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Teen questioned in Fairfax school bus shooting incident

Fairfax County police questioned a 14-year-old boy who might have shot at a county school bus Wednesday afternoon as he was shooting at birds in the Alexandria area of the county, officials said.

A school bus driver heard a loud noise and pulled over near Lincolnia Road and Columbia Pike shortly after 3 p.m., said Officer Sabrina Ruck, a police spokeswoman. The driver saw what appeared to be a bullet hole in the bus and called police, she said.

None of the 30 students or the driver were injured, Ruck said.

Police canvassed the area for more than an hour with cruisers, dogs and a helicopter before finding several dead birds outside a house less than a mile away, Ruck said. Officers said the teen had been shooting at the birds, but it was unclear whether he had shot at the bus, intentionally or not.

-- Clarence Williams

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 13, 2010; 8:18 AM ET
Categories:  Clarence Williams , Fairfax  
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Why was a teen in prosession of a gun while not being supervised by an adult? Luckily no one was hurt, but who ever's gun that is, should have his permit revoked fo allowing the kid access. Not to mention not teaching him/her about where and when its ok to shoot.

Posted by: schnauzer21 | May 13, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I guess you White folks will call him Rambunctious!

I can't believe that the poster schnauzer21 thinks that a permit should be revoked for allowing a 14 year old access to a rifle with a scope, and not JAIL for all involved. The Parents, the Kid with the Gun, etc.

Posted by: Special_One40 | May 13, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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