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Meriden School Bus Hit By BBs

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School bus (G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images News)

School bus (G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images News)

MERIDEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ Meriden police are looking into an alleged incident this morning when a school bus carrying students from Wilcox Technical High School was hit by BBs.

Here’s the message from the principal:

Dear Wilcox Community

In an effort to inform parents and community stakeholders, I am passing this message on to you. At the onset, I want each of you to know that I am concerned, however, the students are safe and the Meriden police have assured us that a thorough investigation will be conducted. It appears to be an isolated incident. The incident happened on a street in Meriden not on school grounds. At approximately 10:00 AM the Wilcox Tech Carpentry bus was allegedly struck by BB’s in Meriden, CT . The police were immediately called. There is damage to the windows on the bus. The school is actively addressing student and parent concerns. We are all working together to ensure the well-being of our school community at this time.

I certainly think the school property on Oregon Road is very safe but as any prudent administrator would do, I have stepped up our security team and have required custodians and staff to lock all exterior doors and to student monitor traffic until the close of school today.

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