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Newfane school bus shot by apparent pellet gun

Posted: 11:29 AM, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 16:12:47-04
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NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — There were some tense moments Thursday night aboard a Newfane school bus carrying members of its boys varsity soccer team.

Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies say the back windows of the bus were hit by what appears to be pellets from a pellet gun. Niagara County Undersheriff Michael Filicetti tells 7 Eyewitness News that no one was hurt and the windows remained intact.

Investigators are trying to determine whether this incident is connected to a soccer match they say became contentious at Royhart Central Schools earlier in the evening.

At this point, no arrest has been made.

Police say they are searching for a silver Buick LeSabre in connection with the incident.

A woman, identifying herself as a Newfane parent, sent us a statement she says was emailed to parents in the district regarding Thursday's incident. We've contacted both districts, so far our calls have not been returned.

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