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Unknown Object Shatters Window of Occupied Cortland School Bus

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Authorities in Cortland are investigating an incident from this morning (October 30) where they say an unknown projectile object shattered the window of a school bus filled with students on Page Green Road around 7:15 a.m.

Investigators say it happened just outside the city of Cortland, approaching the intersection with Starr Road where Page Green turns into the city’s South Main Street.

It’s still unconfirmed exactly what the object was or where it came from, but Cortland City Police have said they believe it was a small round fired from a pellet or BB gun.

Their investigation has been handed to the Sheriff’s Office, since the incident turned out to have occurred outside the city.

“The tempered glass window did remain intact and it is not believed at this time that the object ever entered the cabin of the bus,” said Sgt. Anthony D. Phelps. “No students were injured during this incident and there is no cause to believe that any of the students in the Cortland Schools are in any danger at this time.”

At no point was there a lock-down or other protective measures required at Cortland High School or any other schools in the district.

The investigation is still active and ongoing.

Any witnesses who may have been in the area of Page Green and Starr Road at the time of the incident and can provide any information to assist are urged to contact the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (607)-758-6151.

Stay with WXHC News for any updates to this story as they become available.


Photo from Cortland Superintendent Michael Hoose below:

(Point of impact circled in red)

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