Flint officer to ride students' bus struck by bullet

Posted at 7:00 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 19:00:17-05

 Flint's police chief says an officer will begin riding a public transit bus for charter school students after a bullet struck it.

Chief Tim Johnson says the ride-along will begin Monday morning as a precaution and continue "for a while." The school, Madison Academy, was closed Friday.

Johnson has not determined how long an officer will ride the bus.

The Flint Journal reports more than 30 children were aboard the bus when a gunshot broke a rear window on a Mass Transportation Authority bus on the city's southeast side Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Flint resident Rebekah Fitch says she was terrified when she got a call from one of her four children on the bus telling her about the shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.