Man breaks schools bus window, students are safe

Man Breaks Schools Bus Window Students Are Safe
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WEBB CITY, Mo. – Police arrest a man they say punched a school bus window in Webb City while students were still on board.

The incident happened this morning, February 1, 2022, before school started. Around 7:35 am, Webb City Police officers responded to the south parking lot of the Webb City High School. A person had damaged property.

Officers got there and detained a 19-year-old Webb City man for property damage and assault. He is not a student at the high school.

According to witnesses, the suspect got out of his vehicle and started exchanging words with a bus driver. The bus driver shut the driver’s side window. The suspect then allegedly punched the window several times causing it to break.

Police say the suspect then returned to his vehicle and waited for officers to arrive.

“Our investigation has found that the suspect was upset that a school bus nearly struck his vehicle as the bus drove around his vehicle while the suspect was stopped in the middle of the entrance to the parking lot.  The school bus was near capacity with students ranging from kindergarten to high school age.  The suspect was transported to the Webb City Police Department where he was held on a $1,000 bond.”

“Our bus driver handled the situation very well, kept students safe, and is in good spirits,” stated the Webb City School District.

School officials worked to contact parents to update them on the situation.