Police seek who shot at Boise school; no one hurt

Statesman staffOctober 3, 2013 

Police are trying to determine if shots fired at an East Boise school and a report of a shot directed toward a nearby school are related.

Investigators said there's evidence that someone fired four shots at a door at Les Bois Junior High from the edge of the parking lot at 12:05 a.m. Thursday. The weapon used was believed to be a .22-caliber handgun.

No one was injured.

Security footage in the video at the end of this story shows an SUV and a light-colored car driving through the parking lot from 11:43 p.m. Wednesday to 12:05 a.m. Thursday. The occupants of the vehicles seemed to know each other, police said.

Although the vehicles are distant in the video, police hope someone recognizes them and alerts authorities.

At 1:25 p.m. Thursday, police said they received a report of teenage male shooting at Trail Wind Elementary, which is adjacent to Les Bois. A witness who reported seeing the shot fired said the boy ran into a nearby neighborhood.

A search by Boise and Garden City police, along with Ada County Sheriff's deputies didn't turn up anyone matching the description of the shooter.

During the search, Trail Wind and Les Bois were put on lockdown. Because Thursday was an in-service day, regular classes were not in session. However some teachers and staff were present - and police said 40 young children were at Trail Wind for a preschool-age day care program. Officers were posted at Trail Wind as part of extra precautions put in place for the safety of those children, police said.

The suspect is described as light-skinned, and 15-18 years old with blond hair, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray-and-white jacket with a white shirt underneath, light blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, log on to www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

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