Man camouflaged himself in trees, suspected of shooting at school van in Pennsylvania

A man is suspected of shooting at a school van, with seven students on board from a wooded area in Shenango Township, Lawrence County, Tuesday morning.

The man was found wearing a camouflage outfit in the woods off Route 65 with at least two guns next to him, WPXI reported.

“Did you shoot at the van?” WPXI asked.

“I did not,” the man replied while being led away in handcuffs by police.

The man is not being identified because he has not yet been charged.

Officials said the van, which belongs to the Shenango Area School District, was on Route 65 when a bullet hit a side window about 9 a.m. The bullet shattered that window, passed through the van and then shattered a window on the other side.

All of the students who were inside the van were safe, as was the driver, officials said. The students were elementary school students.

Shenango elementary school and high school were placed on a modified lockdown as a precaution.

Residents had been asked to stay indoors while police investigated, according to a Facebook post from the Lawrence County Department of Public Safety.

Police said they do not yet know if the van was the intended target.

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