School bus window shattered by alleged gunshots in Saginaw


Police are at an active scene near Janes Avenue and 22nd Street after the window of a school bus was shattered by alleged gunshots on Tuesday, Feb. 13. (WEYI/WSMH)

SAGINAW, Mich. -- Police say a teenager used a pellet gun to shoot out the back window of a school bus full of children in Michigan.

No injuries were reported in the shooting as students were being dropped off after school on Tuesday in Saginaw.

Police Chief Bob Ruth says a 13-year-old shot out the window of the bus and then ran into a house with a group of children. Police spoke with an adult at the home who brought the children outside before the teen was arrested and taken to juvenile detention.

Ruth says a loaded pellet gun was found by police in Saginaw, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

Prosecutors were expected to review the case for possible charges. The Saginaw Public School District students were taken home afterward.

Saginaw Public School Superintendent released the following statement about the incident:

At approximately 4 p .m. today the window of bus # 58 traveling on 22nd and Cherry St. was shattered allegedly by gunshot. No students were injured. Students have been cleared from the area and transported home by way of another bus. The Saginaw Public School District is working with the Saginaw Police Department to determine parties responsible for this act. We will provide additional details as they unfold. As always, the health, security, and safety of your children is our primary concern.


Nathaniel B. McClain