A school bus was hit by an object as it transported special needs students home from Miami Central Senior High School Thursday afternoon, school officials said.
Miami-Dade police said it could have possibly been a pellet, however, that has yet to be confirmed by detectives. Eight students were on board, including a wheelchair-bound student, school officials said.
“Glass from a window shattered and landed on a student,” said Jackie Calzadilla, a Miami-Dade County Schools spokeswoman. “Student was evaluated by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for injuries and was released back to M-DCPS’ Department of Transportation; no reported injuries.”
Police said the incident happened at 2:41 p.m. in the area of Northwest 72nd Street and 19th Avenue. The bus continued its route once the scene was cleared.
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“I am deeply disturbed by this cowardly and irresponsible attack, which could have had catastrophic consequences,” wrote school Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on Twitter. [Miami-Dade County Public Schools] will work with authorities to fully investigate this despicable act.”