A Maryland student and a bus driver were left “traumatized” after a group of teenagers attempted to shoot a 14-year-old on a school bus, according to a union leader representing the bus driver.
The incident took place on May 11 in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and involved six teenagers who had boarded the bus after school. According to reports, the group attempted to shoot a 14-year-old male student who was also on the bus. Fortunately, the gun jammed and no one was injured.
The bus driver, who was not identified, immediately called the police and remained on the bus until they arrived. The students fled the scene and were later arrested by the police. It is not yet clear what led to the attempted shooting.
The incident has left both the student and the bus driver shaken. The union leader representing the driver said that the driver was “traumatized” and would be taking some time off work to recover. The student was also left shaken by the incident and was reportedly receiving support from school officials.
The incident has sparked concern among parents and students, with many calling for increased security measures on school buses. School officials have assured parents that they are taking the incident seriously and have increased police presence on school buses in the area.
The incident also highlights the ongoing issue of gun violence in the United States, particularly among young people. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been over 170 mass shootings in the US in 2021 alone, with over 200 children and teenagers killed or injured in shootings.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of gun control measures and the need to address the root causes of gun violence in the US. It also highlights the need for increased support for victims and those affected by gun violence, including students, families, and school staff.