Friday, October 25, 2019

Newfane's statement

Newfane Schools statement about the bus shooting in Gasport...

Last night, while returning to the district after winning their first round playoff soccer game, the rear windows on the bus carrying the Boys’ Varsity Soccer team were struck by unknown objects. This caused the windows to shatter/spiderweb, although the safety glass features kept the windows intact. No one was injured, and the bus immediately pulled over and the police were summoned. Investigators from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office suspect that the windows were shot by pellets from an air rifle or similar device, apparently from a vehicle passing the bus. The pellets did not penetrate the windows.

We have no idea whether this incident was related to the playoff victory or a completely random act. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident and the District will continue to offer our complete cooperation. As always, the safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority and we will continue to follow all the protocols in place to ensure their safety.