Shot fired at Mercer County school bus

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)- No one is injured after someone shot a gun at a Mercer County school bus full of students, Friday afternoon.

According to the Harrodsburg police, they responded to shots fired at a school bus late Friday afternoon.  Authorities report there were 20 elementary and middle school kids on the bus, and no one was injured as a result of the shots.  They claim the shot busted out a window of the bus and made a small hole.  Police say no bullets were around the area they searched, however they did find a bb pellet nearby.

According to authorities there is currently no suspect, and they went door to door talking to neighbors in search of information.  Police say they will return Saturday morning to visit local businesses to ask additional questions, as well as to see if anyone in the neighborhood captured any video of the incident.

If you have any information regarding the shooting, Mercer County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward. You can call them at 733-9115 or call Harrodsburg Police at 734-3311.

The Mercer County School District released this statement:

Dear Families,

We want to make you aware of an incident that involved bus 398 on the afternoon route. As the driver stopped to let a student off the bus, a projectile coming from outside the bus hit the window and broke the window. The transportation department immediately contacted law enforcement and then the Superintendent. Officers from the Harrodsburg Police Department and the Mercer County Sheriff’s office arrived immediately and began their investigation.

Thankfully, all students are safe. Students were transported home on a different bus along with school administrators. As students arrived at their home, school administrators shared this information with the family members.

This is an active police investigation and if you or your child has any information regarding this incident, the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 733-9115 or the Harrodsburg Police Department at 734-3311. Information may also be reported anonymously on the S.T.O.P. tipline on the district website, www.mercer.kyschools.us.

When we return to school on Tuesday, counselors will be available to meet with students as needed.
At this time, we do not have specific details. As more information develops, we will keep you updated.

Sincerely,

Mr. Dennis Davis,
Mercer County Schools, Superintendent
Esther Hayslett,
School Safety, Mercer County Schools

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