Texas School District investigates after suspect appears to have pointed gun at school bus, video shows
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The Dayton Independent School District is investigating a video that appears to show someone pointing a gun at a school bus as it exits the sunroof of a car.
“Our police are investigating and we are not taking these things lightly. We will pursue this to the fullest extent of the law,” the school district, located about 40 miles northeast of Houston, said in a statement.
“We ask all parents to continue talking with your children about inappropriate behavior as it will not be tolerated. The safety of our students and staff is one of our top priorities.”
Mitchell Wright told KPRC his 13-year-old daughter took the video on her way home from Woodrow Wilson Junior High on Friday.
“What [the person] did was horrible for a lot of different kids, ”Wright told local media.
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“I disagree with someone pointing a BB gun or any weapon at my kids on a bus.”
The person appears to be waving or making peace signs in the car as they move behind the school bus. After a few seconds, the person gets out of the car and then comes out with a gun.
The students shouted when the person pointed the gun at the back of the bus.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to requests for comment.
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Schools across the country are on high alert following an Oxford high school shooting last month that left four dead and seven injured.
At least a dozen students from Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, California, Wisconsin and other states were arrested this week after allegedly making threats on various social media platforms.
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