SAN ANTONIO – Several elementary students are facing disciplinary action after one of them brought a BB gun -- then shot it -- during their bus ride to school, injuring at least three kids.
Principal Gregory Rivers of Ball Academy in San Antonio Independent School District detailed the incident in a letter obtained by KSAT.com that was sent Wednesday to parents.
In the letter, Rivers said the incident happened when a fourth-grade student brought a BB gun onto the bus and began shooting plastic BBs inside. He said other students also shot the BB gun before bus staff could take it away.
Rivers said three students sustained minor injuries and did not receive any redness or swelling.
SAISD police are investigating the incident and the students involved will face appropriate disciplinary action.
"We take this type of incident very seriously. Safety and security is a top priority for our students and employees. We also want to keep families informed of situations as soon as we are able to," Rivers said in the letter.
SAISD spokeswoman Leslie Price sent KSAT.com a statement on behalf of the district.
"Yesterday, a student brought a BB gun and showed it to some other students on the bus on the way to Ball Academy. We understand that a few students looked at it, and then three students shot it, hitting three students with the plastic pellets. All three students were examined by a nurse and there was no redness or swelling on any of the students. Parents were notified. Disciplinary action has been taken for those involved in the incident."