TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A 32-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on allegations of opening fire at a Brevard County school bus in Titusville that was carrying more than a dozen middle school students after a child was involved in an altercation, police said.
Ashley Nicole Wyns was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm in public, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm at a designated school area/bus stop, and child neglect.
No one was injured in the shooting, which happened around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Sisson Road and Little League Lane.
Titusville police said a boy and a girl who attend Andrew Jackson Middle School got into an argument at school and it continued on the bus. One of the students called Wyns, who drove to Sisson Road and Little League Lane to pick up the girl.
According to police, Wyns told the bus driver that she was there to “handle” the situation, but the driver did not allow her onto the vehicle. The bus driver told Wyns that school officials would be informed about the students’ altercation.
The driver then spotted a magazine and bullets in Wyns’ hand, said police, who added that Wyns walked to her car, which was near the bus.
Moments later, a gunshot was fired and Wyns sped away, police said.
The bullet narrowly missed the bus, going just over the top of it, according to police, who later watched video of the shooting, an arrest report stated.
Police said there were about 13 students on the bus and two who had just exited when the gunshot was fired.
Wyns was later pulled over and told police she had a gun in her glovebox, the arrest report said.
“We are thankful for the quick response by the school bus driver who ensured our students were kept safe while in the middle of a frightening situation. We are also grateful for the quick response and investigation by Titusville police,” Brevard Public Schools said Thursday in a statement.
Wyns was arrested and taken to the Brevard County jail.
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