In southwest Atlanta, a high-speed chase concluded with a suspect crashing into a school bus full of children. Shots were fired, and now the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is conducting an investigation while the authorities continue to search for the driver. Fox reporter Joy Dukes is at the scene with the latest update. Dukes reports that thankfully, the students from Ficket Elementary School are unharmed.
The crash caused shattered glass and debris on the street, as seen in surveillance footage from a nearby convenience store. The video shows the moments leading up to the collision, when the driver of a stolen car being pursued by Georgia State Patrol Troopers rammed into the school bus at the intersection of Mount Gilead Road and Campton Road on Monday afternoon. The driver then fled on foot, followed by the troopers.
The chase began when the driver refused to pull over when instructed by the troopers. An eyewitness reported hearing about 10 gunshots shortly after the crash, but it is unclear who fired the shots or if anyone was injured. Officials from Atlanta public schools confirmed that four elementary school students were on the bus at the time of the accident but luckily, no one was hurt.
The principal of the school immediately informed parents, and some students were picked up from the scene while others were transported by a second school bus. The latest update revealed that there were multiple suspects involved in the chase, and one of them, identified as Geron Peters, attempted to break into two homes while fleeing from the police. Peters also fired a handgun at the authorities, which caused the gunshots witnesses heard earlier.
Peters has since been apprehended, but there is no information available regarding the other individuals involved in the incident. More details on this story will be provided at 11 o’clock..