CONEWANGO, N.Y. — A hunter has been charged in connection with an incident here last week wherein a rifle round hit a Randolph Central School District bus carrying 35 students, according to a story on wivb.com.
Authorities investigating the case said that 59-year-old William Squire was on his own property, in a tree stand, when he fired his 30.06 rifle, striking the bus. Police Capt. Steven Graap told the news source that Squire discharged his rifle at a deer in the direction of the roadway, but the bullet missed the animal and traveled across the road, entering the bus just above the door. Although it came close to striking the driver and one of the students on board, no one was injured.
Squire turned himself in to authorities following the incident and his cooperating with investigators. He faces charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, and he was also cited for a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation violation of firing across a highway.
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