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School bus struck by possible stray bullet on rural OR road

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A stray bullet or pellet struck a St. Paul School District bus Wednesday afternoon.

Marion County deputies said the bus driver had been heading west on St. Paul Highway at about 1 p.m. when he heard the impact. The projectile hit the driver's side windshield, about 10 inches above the driver's head, but did not penetrate the glass.

It left a spider-web-like crack in the windshield.

There were two elementary-school-age children on the bus at the time. No one was injured, and the bus driver completed his route without any further issues.

Marion County Sr. Deputy David Wagner inspected the bus, and suspects it was a non-intentional shot that likely came from someone shooting a gun in the fields surrounding the area where the incident occurred.

Wagner wasn't able to specifically identify the caliber of the projectile, but suspects it was a .22 caliber, or possibly a pellet from a pellet gun.

Anyone with information about whether someone was shooting in the area is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032 or email

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