The bus driver (who was alone in the bus at the time) then heard a loud bang which she believed was a gunshot, followed by one bus window shattering out. Officers investigated the damage and determined that it was likely caused by a blunt object, such as a baseball bat, and not a firearm.
Administrators at Hoquiam High School were notified of the incident and did report that there had been some issues between some students at the earlier Hoquiam-Longview basketball game. The case has been referred to the school administration as well as detectives for additional follow-up. The suspect(s) responsible for the damage are encouraged to contact the school immediately.
Persons with information regarding the damage to the bus are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Steve Fretts at 360-532-0892 x 102 or Detective James Gaddis at x 109.