Police: Gunman opens fire on school bus after not being allowed on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Witnesses tell police a male suspect fired a gun at a school bus in Kansas City Wednesday morning as it was pulling away after not letting him on board.

According to police, it happened just before 7 a.m. at 93rd and Cleveland.

The bus was headed to Ruskin High School, according to a spokesman with the Hickman Mills School District.

Reports have varied about what actually unfolded there, but the latest statements from police and the district indicate the shooter attempted to get on the bus, but the driver did not allow him on.

John Baccala, the spokesman for Hickman Mills, said the driver followed protocol by asking the eventual shooter for identification, which he could not produce.

The person then offered the driver $20 for a ride, but the driver refused, Baccala said.

When the bus pulled away, the shooter pulled a small-caliber handgun and fired several shots, according to witness accounts.

The bus did not sustain any damage and no injuries were reported.

Baccala said students were on board the bus at the time of the shooting, but the exact number was unclear.

Police are still looking for the shooter. If you know anything about what happened, you are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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