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BB gun fired at school bus after altercation between juveniles; two arrested

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 14:12:58-04

The Palm Beach County School District said a school bus from JFK Middle School was damaged Thursday morning when it was shot at by juveniles with a BB gun.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. when the bus stopped at the intersection of North Haverhill Road and Caribbean Boulevard.


Deputies said there was an altercation between a few juveniles. 

PBSO said as the victim(s) were entering the school bus, the shooter discharged the BB gun at the back window of the bus and fled.

Deputies set up a perimeter in the area to search for at least two juveniles in connection with the incident.

They were found in the 5700 block of Rae Avenue.

Both confessed, the sheriff's office said. They were booked into the Juvenile Detention Center. 

The sheriff's office said the juveniles are 14 and 15-year-old boys from suburban West Palm Beach.

No students were hurt.

School district spokeswoman Julie Houston Trieste said the students were taken to school using the same bus.