School Bus Occupied with Students Shot with BB Gun in LaPlace

Date: March 27, 2015

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 2:47 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of Hebert Drive and Breaux Drive in Laplace for the report of a window on a school bus being shot with a BB gun. Deputies arrived to find that a window on the bus was shattered. The incident scared several students on the bus, but none of the students were injured.

The bus driver told deputies that when she stopped to let students off the bus, she heard children in the back of the bus yell, “He shot the bus!” She saw a male subject running away from the area wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The bus driver told deputies that student passengers were visibly shaken and terrified. Paramedics called to the scene checked the students for injuries. No injuries were reported.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.

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