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JCPS, police investigating after incident involving J'town bus returning from basketball game

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police and officials with Jefferson County Public Schools are investigating after an incident involving a Jeffersontown High School bus returning from a basketball game at Shawnee High School Wednesday evening.

According to Jeffersontown High School Principal Marty Pollio, it appears two windows were shot out as Bus #9838 was returning to the school with members of its girls and boys basketball teams on board. The incident did not happen at Shawnee High, but near the intersection of 18th Street and Hale Avenue, said Ben Jackey, a JCPS spokesman.

Pollio says no students were injured. He released the following statement to WDRB:

"I was notified late last night about an incident involving our activity bus. It appears that while our basketball teams were on the way back from playing a game at Shawnee High School, two windows were shot out. No students were injured, everyone is safe. We are investigating the matter this morning, along with the police department."

Two students who were on the bus when the incident happened told WDRB News the bus had just dropped another student off in and was heading back to the interstate when they heard a pop and the glass shattered. They said they were unsure of the exact location.

Jackey said officials are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

"This is something our children should never have to worry about, regardless of what it was," Jackey said. "Our students should feel safe when they go to school in the morning, they should feel safe while engaging in extra curricular activities and they should be safe on the bus. This is something we cannot tolerate."

The bus was taken to the Nichols Bus Compound so the windows can be repaired.

Reporter Antoinette Konz can be reached at 585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter. 

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