Chicago: School Bus Hit by Gunfire
In Chicago, even small children aren’t exempt from the gangland violence which has gripped the city for several months.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Police were called to Our Lady of Guadalupe School, 9050 S. Burley Ave., about 7:40 a.m., following a report of criminal damage to a bus there, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. Police found that a gunshot appears to have entered one of the windows of the bus, traveled through a seat, then exited another window, in the incident in the 10600 block of South Calhoun Avenue, said News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The bus was hit as it was picking up children about two miles away from the school, said Ryan Blackburn, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Officer of Catholic Schools.
In an email, Blackburn confirmed that no students were injured in the shooting, but the thought of a being murdered en route to school is enough to shake any parent to the core.
“Teaching our students to learn well and live as disciples of Jesus Christ is what we do, and any action that threatens our children’s safety can not be tolerated” Blackburn said in the emailed statement.
The bus driver says he did not originally think the damage to the bus was from a real gun, but a paint gun, so he continued driving the kids to school.
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