Chicago school bus driver shot while transporting students

No arrests have been made
Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 15:43:30-04
CHICAGO -- A school bus driver was shot on the west side of Chicago while driving a bus full of students on Friday.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of west Jackson.
The driver of the bus suffered a graze wound to his head.
"It could have been me and I'm glad that it was not me," student Destini Small said.
Small was riding on another bus, just in front of the one that was hit.
"I'm still you know, sad about that that even took place," she said.
Both buses were carrying students back to Christ the King Jesuit College Prep fom a work study program downtown.
"It's not even safe to be on a school bus. The kids can't even get on the bus, come on," parent Shawnetta Murry said.
Back at the school, counselors and a crisis support team were on hand.
"This is the first time we've had an incident like this. We pride ourselves on being a really safe school," said Temple Payne, the principal at Christ the King.
Payne credits the bus driver with stopping the bus safely, despite his injury.
"We thank god that our students were safe," she said. "Our prayers are with the bus driver and his family at this time."
As police processed the scene Friday night, people living nearby were at a loss for words.
"Never thought such a thing, but anything can happen out here," Darius Johnson said.
The driver was taken to a hospital where his condition was stabilized.
No children were injured.
No arrests have been made.