SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — Scary times Monday at Willow Glen Middle School in San Jose.
According to the San Jose Unified School District, a car drove past campus in the morning firing soft bullets into a classroom.
No one was injured and the incident is under police investigation.
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In a statement, the San Jose Police Department said several students and a faculty member were among those struck.
In the afternoon, police said they believed the official may have been using some type of paintball gun.
While the finer details are still being worked out, several parents at the school say Monday’s events left them on edge.
“I know kids do stupid things, but even stupid things today can be serious,” Mitch Ehrlich said.
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Many parents told ABC7 News while relieved that no one was seriously injured the incident hit too close to home with the increase in school shootings across America.
“It happens everywhere. Gun violence is a major problem in this country,” Wendy Ehrlich said.
Last week, several Bay Area schools were closed following a series of pranks across the region.
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“I freaked out when I heard what was happening because I didn’t know what was happening. And when I heard what it was, it drove me crazy,” Patty said of the Cruz.
So while many praised the school district and police department for their handling of Monday’s ordeal, they say the worst is never far from their minds.
“It’s always been in my mind that I might get a phone call or see something on the news that there was a shooter in his school. Yeah, that’s a reality. That’s the reality we live in now “, said Wendy Ehrlich.
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