911 call: School bus driver reported issue with motorist before shots fired

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 10 a.m.: 

A First Student bus driver reported an issue with a driver of a car moments before shots were fired from either a BB or pellet gun towards the bus by the car’s driver, according to a 911 call obtained by this news organization.

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The bus driver reported to the First Student dispatch center a silver car was blocking part of the road and was being “disruptive” a bus dispatcher told a 911 operator in the call. The driver of the car then moved his vehicle but started following the bus.

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The bus driver said shots were fired from the car, damaging at least two windows on the bus in the area of West Fairview and Emerson avenues.

The bus driver, attempting to get away from the car, drove to EJ Brown Elementary School on Willowwood Drive, about a mile away, when the car eventually left the scene.

“(The bus driver has) the kids down low because she’s afraid (about) what’s going on,” the First Student dispatcher said in the 911 call.

The call indicates 26 students were on the bus but none were injured by the shots or broken glass.

The bus was not headed to a EJ Brown Elementary, nor any Dayton Public Schools. It was not immediately clear which school the bus was heading to.

Police said the shots were fired from either a BB gun or pellet gun but did not indicate if there were any suspects or suspect vehicles.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.


Police are investigating after someone shot a pellet gun at a school bus that was carrying children to a local charter school Monday morning, officials said.

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The incident was dispatched about 7 a.m. at 21 Willowwood Drive, which is near Edwin Joel Brown Elementary School.

Initial reports indicate students on the bus took cover when the windows were struck.

Authorities say the shots were not from a firearm, but rather a pellet gun or BB gun.

No one on the bus was injured as a result of the incident.

The extent of the damage to the bus is unknown at this time.