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Posted: 2/16/2006 7:55:17 AM EDT
Colorado Teen Shoots School Bus


Updated: February 15th, 2006 12:52 PM EDT


Story by thedenverchannel.com



A Fort Morgan teenager is being held without bond after a high-powered rifle was fired at a school bus that was taking kindergarteners to class Monday morning.

A bullet went through three bus seats and lodged in the fourth seat
, the Fort Morgan Police Department said.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Michael Cummings, 19, was arrested on suspicion of reckless discharge of a firearm. A high-powered rifle with a scope -- believed to be used in the shooting -- was recovered during the investigation.

Investigators say they're not convinced that the shooting was an accident. They believe Cummings may have aimed at the bus full of children deliberately.

The bus driver told officers she had heard something strike the bus while on her route but did not see what it was. After she parked the bus at the bus garage, she found an apparent bullet hole in the back of the school bus along with holes in seats.

Police reviewed surveillance video on the bus and learned that it had been shot at as the bus was going westbound in the 20000 block of Road Q.

Investigators then determined the approximate area the shot was fired from and heard from a witness who heard a gunshot in that area at the same time -- around 11:46 a.m.

Police tracked the shooting to Cummings, who was arrested Monday night.

"This incident was extremely fortunate in that no little ones were sitting in the rear seats of the bus as the round fully penetrated three seats before lodging in a fourth. I have no doubt we would have had deaths or at least life threatening injuries had kids been sitting in those seats," said Fort Morgan Sheriff Jim Crone.

Nice kid.

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:05:49 AM EDT
Ft. Morgan, CO = "Stink Town"

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:10:38 AM EDT
Hi powered rifle huh? Was it a .22 longrifle instead of short?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:13:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Colorado Teen Shoots School Bus


Investigators say they're not convinced that the shooting was an accident. They believe Cummings may have aimed at the bus full of children deliberately.






I thought the big yellow bus was a deer sir!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:31:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
Hi powered rifle huh? Was it a .22 longrifle instead of short?



It wasn't a .22 that's for sure. Watch the video.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/7048018/detail.html



Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:38:27 AM EDT
sounds like a pretty weak round to only go through 4 seats.

glad noone was hurt.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:39:10 AM EDT
He should go DIRECTLY TO JAIL. no pass no collect 200 fawk don't even BOTHER TO ISSUE PANTS TO HIM. Lets make it easier for him to be bitched.

I have not a single bit of pity for such dirt. Never endanger the children.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:39:41 AM EDT
Probably 7.62x39.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:41:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 8:45:46 AM EDT by Bama-Shooter]
He should be taken out back and shot.

I'm so glad no childern were hurt.

ETA: I like how they refer to the 19 yr old as a teenager.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:42:33 AM EDT
Put him on a bus and take one shot at him for every kid riding that day.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:42:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 8:45:03 AM EDT by Phil_A_Steen]
Jesus. Anybody shooting at a bus full of kindergarten students should be executed immediately.


ETA: That was no .22 caliber. The round went through the back wall of the bus and through 4 seats.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:50:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Jesus. Anybody shooting at a bus full of kindergarten students should be executed immediately.





+1, Id be more than happy to complete the task, all I need is the guilty subject, 100 mph tape, gallon of salt water/ vinegar solution, and a exacto knife.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:54:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
He should be taken out back and shot.

I'm so glad no childern were hurt.

ETA: I like how they refer to the 19 yr old as a teenager.



Just a poor little misguided boy lured to violence by the evil gun.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 9:41:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
ETA: I like how they refer to the 19 yr old as a teenager.



Well, he is a teenager, isn't he?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:39:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rkbar15:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
Hi powered rifle huh? Was it a .22 longrifle instead of short?



It wasn't a .22 that's for sure. Watch the video.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/7048018/detail.html

images.ibsys.com/2006/0215/7074883_240X180.jpg



Scoped bolt action hunting rifle. .308 or .30-06 most likely.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:49:19 AM EDT
Hes been de-sensitized by all the violent video games . . . . duhh. . . .

Or wait I meant - the gun - its all the guns fault . . . . duhhh. . . .
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