UPDATE: Man in Custody After Shooting Air Rifle at School Bus

UPDATE: Man in Custody After Shooting Air Rifle at School Bus

January 08, 2018 01:45 PM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: A man is in custody after allegedly shooting an air rifle at a Forest City school bus on Friday.

According to court documents, Martin Tindall is facing charges after allegedly shooting a Crossman Optimus Air Rifle pellet into a school bus around 7:35 Friday morning.  The pellet broke through a bus window and landed in a female students hair.


Documents show Tindall admitted to law enforcement he was shooting his air rifle towards the bus.

He's facing possible charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, which is a felony, and criminal mischief 3rd-degree which is an aggravated misdemeanor.


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A scary moment for some students on their way to school in Forest City, Iowa today.

According to Superintendent Darwin Lehmann, a school bus on an in-town route had a window shattered by a pellet gun around 7:40 a.m.

The attached picture was sent to us by a woman identifying herself as a relative of one of the children on the bus. It shows a shattered window and apparent hole from the shot, The relative says it was taken from inside the bus, just after it was shot and that her relative had "glass in her hair". 

Superintendent Lehmann says police have already "resolved" the issue. He says, according to police, someone was target practicing with a pellet gun, missed the target and hit the bus.

He went on to say all the children on the bus are safe and there were no injuries as a result of the shattered window. 

You can read the statement released by the Forest City School District here

Forest City Police Chief Doug Jenson was not immediately available for comment. 



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