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Police search for who fired shots into Hopewell school buses

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Jan 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-05 18:33:28-05

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Two buses were recently shot at by vandals, who have also struck other targets over the past few months.

"This is senseless damage, waste of taxpayers money," said Allen Buford, Transportation Manager for Hopewell City Schools.

Buford found four buses, some with multiple small holes in their windshields from what he believes is a BB or Pellet gun.

"Two of the buses were hit, in the front windshield, I have to completely replace the windshield, because of the damage, the others I can repair," he says.

The buses weren't the only target.

A walk-up ticket window outside the high school gymnasium has been hit three times in the past few weeks, now all the windows and the speaker have to be replaced.

While the recent damage to the buses and the school window happened in the last seven days, similar vandalism over the past few months has been discovered at Patrick Copeland Elementary School. "On the back side of the building, where it's dark and nobody can see" says Patrick Barnes, Supervisor of Operations for Hopewell City Schools.

"On the back side of the building, where it's dark and nobody can see," said Patrick Barnes, Supervisor of Operations for Hopewell City Schools.