Rock breaks window, hits student on school bus in Norfolk

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by Brian Farrell, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 11:41 PM

NORFOLK -- "It was terrible, and I was frightened. At first, I thought it was a gunshot, 'til I looked. I saw a big rock. I was scared," recalled 11-year-old Thaddeus Coffee.

He and other students from Blair Middle School were on their way back to the school from an orchestra festival at Brandon Middle School in Virginia Beach.

When their caravan of busses was near Burger King at Tidewater Drive and East Virginia Beach Boulevard, students notice a couple of other children standing alongside the roadway. One of those children reached down and picked up a rock. He threw it at the bus Coffee was riding, breaking a window.

"It was like a chunk. It was like giant chunk," Coffee told 13News Now. "A girl got hit in there, yeah right in the eye and the back of her head."

"My son called my cell phone from on the bus, and he was, he was scared, and he was crying," said Jenice Coffee. "He was saying the bus had been hit."

She and other parents were at Blair Middle waiting to pick up the band members until the parents' cell phones started ringing.

"Several cars would just zoom off. I mean, at high speeds they were taking off," explained Jenice Coffee. "We came over to the stop, and that's when we saw the bus window shattered. The kids are, they're all shaken up horribly."

Paramedics checked out the girl hit by the rock after it broke the window. Her mother picked her up where the 4 busses stopped on Wide Street.

Norfolk police officers tried to find the children who were involved in throwing the rock but were unable to locate either one. Anyone who knows who those children were can contact police through Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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