Bullet Misses Deer, Hits School Bus
500 yards is quite a distance - five football fields, but also how far William Squire's bullet traveled. He was in a tree stand on private property, when he aimed at a deer and shot. The bullet missed the deer target, and ended up hitting a school bus 500 yards away. Luckily the 35 students onboard and the driver were not injured.
Police believe that Squire did not even realize that he had struck a bus until they showed up at his house. He turned himself in, and has been charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
More New York hunters are using rifles as the deer population has exploded, but other rules have not been updated. Such as hunting distance to houses. Hunters should be aware of their firearm's power, and aware of how far that bullet can travel. From The Republic.