No Charges After Stray Bullet Hits Classroom

Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 7:53 AM EDT
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No Charges After Stray Bullet Hits Classroom

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Authorities in Pennsylvania say no charges will be filed against four men who were target shooting when a bullet struck an elementary school classroom window while students were inside.

A ballistics test determined the bullet that hit the second-grade classroom at Resica Elementary School in Middle Smithfield Township on April 11 came from a gun being used by a group of men target shooting half a mile away.

The Pocono Record reports Pennsylvania State Police say the Monroe District Attorney's office investigated and determined there was no criminal negligence.

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“By all indications, they were just target practicing, state police Lt. Robert Bartal said at the time of the incident. “It was not an intentional act.”

The bullet hit the window, but didn't penetrate the inner pane. No one was hurt.

Students were moved to another part of the building and the school was locked down until the shooters were located.

 


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