Mercer County elementary school hit by bullets

MATOAKA, W.Va. — Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies and West Virginia State Police are searching for the person or persons who apparently were target shooting but hit an exterior wall of a school Friday.

The incident happened near Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School in Matoaka. Deputies say it appeared the shooter had been aiming at a target but inadvertently hit the school building. According to the Mercer County Board of Education, school was let out for the day and buses had left school property, at the time the gunfire occurred, but there were faculty and students inside the building.

No injuries were reported.

The school was operating on its regular schedule Monday, although investigators were at the scene searching for evidence, throughout the morning.

Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a school is a violation of federal law.

WV State police were on site at Lashmeet/Matoaka early this morning and have assessed the incident from Friday as…

Posted by Mercer County Public Schools – WV on Monday, April 29, 2019





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