“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Damage to School Bus Window”

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The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an incident that occurred this afternoon involving a school bus on Bridwell Rd. in Six Mile.

At approximately 3:55pm, the Sheriff’s Office was notified that damage had been sustained to one window on the side of a school bus as it was traveling on Bridwell Rd.

There were twenty-one students on board when the passengers heard the window being struck by unknown objects causing the glass to break.

The driver of the bus traveled a short distance in order to leave the immediate area at which time notification was made to the Sheriff’s Office. No injuries were sustained to any party on the bus.

Sheriff’s detectives arrived on the scene and observed the cracked glass to still be in the window frame but two small holes could be detected that are characteristic of damage created by a low velocity weapon such as a BB or Pellet gun.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently canvassing the area for anyone that might have heard the sound of any gunshots or may have seen anyone with any type of weapon.

Forensic detectives are processing the bus in an attempt to recover any evidence of what may have struck the window in order to verify if the weapon was a firearm or a BB/Pellet gun.

All passengers were transferred to another bus in order to allow the Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

There have not been any other previously reported incidents of this nature to the Sheriff’s Office and there are no suspect(s) at this stage of the investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone that may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the area to please call the Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.