School bus driver wounded in shooting on West Side

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CHICAGO -- A school bus filled with high schoolers was caught in the middle of gunfire Friday afternoon on Chicago’s West Side. The bus driver was wounded.

32 juniors and an adult volunteer from Christ the King Jesuit College Prep were on the bus headed back to school from downtown when shots were fired around 5:30 p.m. Jackson near Kildare in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The 31-year-old driver suffered a possible graze wound. He managed to pull the bus over and no students were injured.

All of the students are a part of a corporate work study program, which allows them to earn valuable work experience and money to pay for tuition.

The school's principal says the students were shaken, but not hurt.

The driver's injuries are considered non-life threatening.

The school is offering counseling and crisis support for students who witnessed this shooting.

Chicago police continue to investigate.



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