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UPDATE: Two vehicles, including school bus, hit by projectiles on 101 Friday night

AROMAS, Calif. (KION)

UPDATE 11/22/2019 10:30 p.m. The CHP is investigating two reports of vehicles, including a school bus, being hit by projectiles Friday night.

The public information officer for the CHP, Jessica Madueno, said a student on a school bus carrying the Carmel Unified School District football team was injured by shattered glass.

The school bus was hit at around 4:42 p.m. near Vierra Canyon, and a silver Mercedes was hit six minutes prior while traveling northbound on Highway 101 near Dunbarton. Nobody in the Mercedes was injured.

The CHP was investigating at the scene of both incidents.

"All of a sudden we hear a big explosion and I hear the sisters are all kind of, oh my God, oh my God," said Ron Patterson, who was driving the silver Mercedes when it got hit by a projectile. "I thought one of them had actually gotten shot, she was bleeding a little bit. My wife had a little bit of a problem with possible glass in her eye."

There had 38 reported incidents of projectiles hitting cars along Highway 101 and 156 since February. That number is now up to at least 40.

"If I'd lost control, hit that wall, hit another car, if it'd hit them in the face, there was just terrible things that could've happened. We're very lucky that nobody was injured," said Patterson. "Matter of time before somebody panics and flips their car over or actually gets hit."

PREVIOUS STORY: A bus carrying the Carmel Unified School District football team was hit by projectiles on Highway 101 Friday, according to the school district.

The team was heading to a playoff game in San Jose when the bus was hit by a projectile.

The district said the projectile shattered an emergency window, spreading glass in the cabin. The district said all students and staff have been examined. They are all safe and cleared to play.

The CHP is at the scene investigating the incident. The playoff game has been delayed.

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17 Comments

    1. Absolutely! It is nothing less than that, and, is a terrorist act.
      My way of saying we need the FBI in en force, and a huge reward needs to be
      offered, as we all know money has a powerful way of motivating people to come forward
      and turn their ‘friends’ in.

    2. Hi guys,

      I am glad you all figured out how to register for the new daily insufficient news comments section.

      I lost nearly 8000 comments and close to 5000 likes when they changed over to this. And of course it is all about the likes : )

      Well, at least we can comment. Apparently we can’t edit, delete, subscribe, block or anything like that, but maybe over time they will open up more features as this is like a late 90’s platform. I wonder if Ryan has figured out that he can freely post and I can’t block him…hah. Anyway, I am glad some of you have obviously figured things out and are back to posting. And yes….these idiots have raised the bar from simple misdemeanor shenanigans to straight up attempted murder. They have evil intentions.

      1. The problem I find is the continued employment of a developer/IT department. And their strive to validate it with improvements. You cannot improve on perfection. So two steps forward, three steps back.

        1. And/or they got rid of Disqus, which was working great.
          KION asked for feedback. System has gone from a 9.5 to a 2.
          No longer interesting to use. At least not for me.
          No up votes. No direct replies, at least not in a chain the can be followed, this strong being an example. Does not seem to be regular email notices of replies. NO ability to block users (which is ok since we seem to have lost 90% of users:(
          I was hoping at first it was just glitches or time need to get up to speed, but now it seems not.
          And the ‘Dashboard’ makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

    1. I can at least inquire and find out if more functionality is coming. The only moderation I see happening is if you use a key word that triggers and automatic waiting for moderation. So for now I will have to censor myself and make sure I don’t use discouraging or otherwise apt terms for whatever is happening that prompts our comments. I find it hard to believe that they would install a comments platform that is late nineties functional. But hey…at least we are talking.

  1. Pardon my ignorance, but without receiving email notifications, how do we know if someone has replied to our comments? For instance, your comment above, is it a comment or a reply?
    The current level of functionality is not even 1990’s, it is 1980’s, literally ‘BBS’ style (Bulletin Board Service) level.
    I am not mentioning this to complain about convenience, it is about the fact that it seems impossible now to get any spirited debates started and threads initiated.

    1. /me agrees

      Yep, there is no questioning that the comment boards is at best….basic. But it is also possible that the comments platform is in work and more functionality will come.

      1. Or, they are planning for it to just go away, and everyone losing interest brings a lot less heat than cancelling it outright a week ago. One would think that if more improvements were coming, some kind of notification to us would have happened.
        Trust me, I am one of the last people to give up on it. The old section offered some distraction and stimulation each day, and a reason to log in often and comment and react.
        That vitality seems to be gone right now. Even visually, the old section indented replies, so threads could be followed with total ease, intuitively.
        If the ‘new’ format remains same, I’d guess the odds are 97%, IMHO, it will die quickly.

        1. Well, I sent the email so I am waiting to hear from them. I sincerely hope they plan on giving us more functionality or I fear that that KION will go the path of KSBW, which I have not visited since they discontinued their disqus comments and replaced with….nothing.

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