Police in Lincoln County are investigating after an 11-year-old boy allegedly fired what officials say was a long-range gun “toward or near” a school bus Wednesday afternoon.
According to a social media post from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. just after the boy had been dropped off at his home.
“The incident occurred after the juvenile had been let off the bus at his residence on Newman Trail and the bus had turned around to come back by the residence to continue the bus route,” officials wrote.
The sheriff’s office told WLBT that the child is believed to have had an issue with another student on the bus. No one was injured and the bus was not struck by any bullets.
Upon charges being filed in the Lincoln County Youth Court, officers found a .22 caliber rifle in the child’s home. At this time, the suspect’s name is not being released due to his age.