Young students at Macquarie Fields Public School in Sydney were hit by a bullet through a window during class today, with New South Wales Police claiming the shooting was “completely reckless”.
- I didn’t hear any gunshots nearby.
- public schools were not forced to shut down
- Police urge anyone with video footage or information to come forward
At about 12:45 p.m., a teacher called the police to the school on Fields Road and reported that a metal projectile had broken the classroom window.
There are 1st and 2nd grade children in the classroom.
The school was not shut down and no students or staff were injured in the incident.
A small bullet was found to have remained intact, indicating it was likely fired from long range and not a targeted attack.
Superintendent Grant Healy said there was no “significant force” behind the lightweight projectile.
“Early investigations show they were not targeted,” he said.
“For little kids back then, all they heard was the sound of a window being smashed.
“The bullet entered the classroom, but it was blocked by the blinds, so it didn’t enter the classroom with enough speed or speed to break the window.
“This is a completely reckless act by someone whose firearms act is extremely dangerous to the community.”
Officers are still awaiting details of the ballistics report, but have urged anyone with more information to come forward.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-30/nsw-shots-fired-at-school-maquarie-fields/102412810 Bullets smash classroom windows at Sydney’s Macquarie Fields Public School