Pellet Or BB Hits School Bus In Worcester

WORCESTER (CBS) – A 10-year-old student says he was struck in the head by an object while riding a school bus in Worcester.

A Worcester school bus window was struck with a BB pellet Friday, April 5. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

A Worcester school bus window was struck with a BB pellet Friday, April 5.

At 3:06 p.m., Worcester police were dispatched to the area of 69 Ward St. for a report of a bus hit by a BB pellet. When they arrived in the neighborhood, officers observed a school bus parked at the intersection of Seymour and Millbury streets. The first arriving officer met with the bus driver, who introduced him to the 10-year-old student.

According to the student, he was sitting in the third row from the back of the bus when he felt something strike the right side of his head. The window next to the boy was shattered. It is not clear if the boy was hit in the head with a pellet or a piece of glass.

Worcester Emergency Medical Services workers evaluated the boy and found no injuries. The student’s father then arrived and picked up his son.

The bus driver said she did not hear the window get struck and was unaware what had happened.

Police interviewed a witness, who said a black male, about 6-feet tall with a thin build and wearing a winter hat, pointed an object at the bus. The witness then saw the bus window shatter. After the incident, the suspect ran north on Millbury Street, the witness told police.

Members of the Worcester Police Detective Bureau are investigating the incident. If anyone has information about this incident, they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.


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