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Bullets hit a school with 11 students inside


The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident at a school in southern Manteca where multiple bullets hit a building occupied by students over the weekend.

The Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center on S. Airport Way was hit by gunfire around 12:30 p.m. Saturday as 11 students were inside. According to staff members interviewed by officers, the shots appeared to be coming from the nearby dike protecting the San Joaquin River area.

MPs who were on site investigating the reports said there was “no indication” that the building was intentionally targeted, and the case is still under investigation.

According to comments on social media from a parent who claimed her daughter was one of the site’s students at the time of the shooting, a bullet hit the roof of the school after the students left the classroom and another knocked on the door they had just come out.

Another resident who says she lives in the area responded to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post announcing the incident that there had been a number of explosions and gunfire in the area recently.

The Durham Ferry Outdoor Recreation Area is in the same vicinity as the Manteca Sportsmen Range, but is around a long bend in the San Joaquin River and is over 8/10 mile as the crow flies with a total of four dikes between the colon.

No further information has been released by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office at this time.