School Bus Shot

A 19-year-old Fort Morgan man faces a felony charge for allegedly firing a high-powered rifle into the back of a Fort Morgan School District bus.

Seven kindergarten-aged students were aboard when the bullet entered the bus and went through three empty seats before lodging into a fourth.

Neither the children or the driver realized the bus had been shot.

The bus driver discovered the slug during a routine inspection after her route.

Michael Cummings was arrested shortly after the incident yesterday and is being held without bond.

Morgan County Sheriff Jim Crone says he has no doubt the bullet would have killed or at least given a child a life threatening injury if the seats were occupied.

Authorities say the shot came from the yard of a private residence, but deputies haven't determined whether the shooting was intentional.