Just two short days after hunting started, a School bus with 35 students still aboard was hit by a stray bullet. The incident occurred on November 22 at 7:30 am. The round entered above the door and lodged itself between the driver’s seat and the first row on the other side of the bus.
Narrowly missing the driver and a seated student.
The Man who shot the gun, one 59 year old William Squire, was hunting from his deer stand. He saw a buck, took aim with his 30.06 riffle, fired…and missed. Causing the bullet to travel roughly 500 yards before crossing state route 241 and connecting with the school bus. William turned himself in and is now facing charges of reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and was cited for a DEC violation of firing across a highway.
I know that when you see that big ten pointer buck your first reaction, (if not yelling “Do you see him!”) is to shoot. I’d like to suggest a rearrangement of your reactions and change the first one to thinking about what your going to hit if you miss him. Then proceed with the yelling, and gun firing when you know it’s safe.