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The bullet that struck a moving school bus in the Rincon Indian Reservation on Monday was a stray bullet, found San Diego County sheriff deputies.

The MAAC Project Headstart school bus, carrying six children and two adults, was heading down Valley Center Road when a window across from the drivers seat shattered.

After conducting an investigation, Deputy Ken Simon, a Special Purpose Officer for Rincon Reservation, determined that the bullet came from a rifle shot by a 17-year-old male who had been target shooting on his parent's property. Deputy Simon concluded that the bullet had ricocheted off of something before striking the school bus.

"It appears that this was not an intentional act on the part of the teenager," read the statement from the sheriff's department.

The case will be turned over to the district attorney's office for a full investigation.

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Visduh June 21, 2011 @ 4:57 p.m.

It may not have been directed at the bus, and may not have been intentional, but there was negligence. If you fire a gun, YOU are responsible for where the bullet ends up. Target shooting must be done in an area where the rounds end up in a hillside, berm of earth, or other backstop that fully stops the rounds. Just hoping that the slug doesn't hit something or hurt someone doesn't get it. Let's see what Bahnee does with this one.


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