Fairfax County Police suspect a 14-year-old boy in connection with a bullet that hit a school bus full of children Wednesday afternoon. He was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and shooting at an occupied vehicle.
The bus was near Summit Place and Parramore Drive in the Linconia area at about 3 p.m. when the driver heard what appeared to be a gunshot, police said.
He drove to another location, then got out to inspect the vehicle. He called police after finding a bullet hole near the bus's fuel tank. They determined the bus had been hit by a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle.
There were 31 students from Glasgow Middle School on the bus at the time, police said. None was injured. They were put on a replacement bus and taken home.
Police canvassed the area for more than an hour before they found several dead birds at a house near the shooting scene.