Three masked teens in Maryland jumped on a school bus Monday afternoon and targeted a 14-year-old boy, WJLA reports.
One of the masked teenagers pointed a gun at the boy and pulled the trigger three times.
Three times, the gun failed to fire. Police later found three live cartridges on a Prince George’s County Bus.
Martin Diggs, head of the Bus Drivers’ Union, said: “It was a plain and simple attempted murder.
Diggs describes a merciless attack.
Diggs said, “He pulled the trigger three times, but for some reason, by the grace of God, the gun didn’t go off and the bullet came out of the gun.”
It happened Monday afternoon on a school bus carrying students home from Prince George’s County Alternative Middle School in Suitland.
Multiple sources confirm that the bus’s on-board video system recorded the entire attack, including the attempted shooting of a middle school student in the head.
When the bullet did not fire even after three attempts, the attackers thrashed the 14-year-old boy. After the attackers fled, the driver took the bus to a safe place.
“As a school district, we are outraged. We are shocked that this incident actually happened,” said Charoscar Coleman, associate superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Coleman is urging students, faculty, families and staff to “see something, say something” to report problem brewing.
Coleman said, “Our priority is to provide a safe and orderly environment for our students. That’s going to school and back to school.”
The chauffeur guild wants more security. He said the driver and the assistant thought they were about to die.
A spokesman for the Prince George’s County Police Department said they are actively searching for the assailants.
WJLA requested a school bus video. So far, I have been told that it cannot be released. We were unable to determine the extent of the 14-year-old victim’s injuries.