UPDATED: No Charges In Kinston School Bus Shooting

Police have yet to charge anyone in connection with a school bus that was shot at Thursday afternoon.

The school bus was unloading children in Kinston when police say someone shot out the rear left window with a BB gun. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Police say it happened on East Street, between Shine & Bright streets, at around 3:30 P.M. Kinston Police say 14 students were on the bus, while another 7 students had gotten off at the bus stop when the shooting happened.

Superintendent Doctor Terry Cline says it was a bus from Rochelle Middle School. Cline says all policy was followed during the shooting.

Cline says the gunman may have been a student who was disciplined earlier in the day and sent home from school. Police are still investigating.

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A school bus that was unloading children in Kinston was shot at this afternoon.

No one was hurt in the shooting that happened on East Street, between Shine & Bright streets, around 3:30 p.m.

Kinston police say 14 students were on the bus, while another 7 students had gotten off at the bus stop when the shooting happened.

Superintendent Dr. Terry Cline says it was bus number 297 from Rochelle Middle School.

Cline says what is believe to be a BB gun bullet hit the rear left window of the bus. He said the window did not shatter, but that the glass did "spider web" with a small hole in it.

The superintendent says the gunman may have been a student who was disciplined earlier in the day and sent home from school.

Police say they are still investigating the shooting. The remaining students were put on another bus for their trip home.


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  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Sep 22, 2009 at 11:56 PM
    Moderator Chris.... why must you censor me? Did I offend you? I'm sure I did not.
  • by HELLO!!!!! Location: Kinston on Sep 20, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    Okay people, so it was a b.b. gun that was used to shoot the school bus. What will they used the next time? This action is untolerable and should be dealt with...........
  • by Nancy on Sep 19, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    I have to go to Kinston to get my car serviced. I don'tknow the name of the street but it is the one that Highway 11 runs into. There are always drunk people hanging out on the street. A few weeks ago I went over to get my car serviced and a drunk man stepped out in front of my car (his pants hanging down way low) and preceded to do a standing lap dance for my entertainment. I called 911. Later, returning to Greenville, he was still staggering in the street. Obviously it's okay to stagger around Kinston. Go figure. If it were me, I'd be locked up.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: NC on Sep 19, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    Posted by: Lee Harvey Oswald Jr. Location: Book depository on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:31 PM "You twits made it sound like a group of Contra Rebels attacked the bus. IT WAS A BB GUN..IT SHOT A BB..and what the hell is a BB "bullet?". The Sgt. investigating the incident said the kids never even got excited. And why do you have a graphic connected to this story depicting a sign that has been shot with a high-powered rifle. You guys are playing on the fears of parents for ratings. Shame on you." Interesting comment; equally intriguing User ID.
  • by Kinston is a little G-vas Location: LA on Sep 18, 2009 at 07:32 PM
    Of course. No one to blame. Must have been a ghost.
  • by Catfish Location: New Bern on Sep 18, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    Kinston, the armpit of the East. They are shooting and have a killing every week in that slum. I worked in Kinston for years and I am so glad I found another job and left the dump!!! The area has an attitude, most are trying to get out of the area!!!
  • by Lookout on Sep 18, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    Walmart will quit selling bb guns now.
  • by Friend of PB on Sep 18, 2009 at 01:58 PM
    Lee Harvey Oswald Jr. The story is very over exaggerated I agree.But thats what the media has always done.BUT I assure you if you got hit you would'nt say IT WAS A BB GUN if you would say anything at all.That was probably a low powered BB and or PELLET gun.But what if it were one of those like posted PUREBREAD has.IF YOU SHOT ONE OF HIS AIR GUNS YOU WOULD HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART ABOUT ALL GUNS NO MATTER THE POWER.
  • by daishiqua Location: washingten on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    omg yal i cant beleeve a skool bus got shotted at that terruble i hope no one was hert the popo needs to be on these case it a criminel to shot at a skool bus aent itthank god no one huet
  • by Lee Harvey Oswald Jr. Location: Book depository on Sep 18, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    You twits made it sound like a group of Contra Rebels attacked the bus. IT WAS A BB GUN..IT SHOT A BB..and what the hell is a BB "bullet?". The Sgt. investigating the incident said the kids never even got excited. And why do you have a graphic connected to this story depicting a sign that has been shot with a high-powered rifle. You guys are playing on the fears of parents for ratings. Shame on you.
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