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4 teens apprehended for allegedly stealing car, pointing gun at Avon school bus

Police said the seventh- and eighth-grade students on the bus were taken home safely.

AVON, Ind. — Police in Avon are investigating after receiving a report of a gun that was allegedly pointed at a school bus Thursday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Avon Community Schools told 13News suspects allegedly pointed something that looked like a gun at a bus in the Wynbrooke subdivision that had seventh- and eighth-grade students on board. 

Police officers responded after the Hendricks County Sheriff's Department received reports that teens were pointing a firearm in the neighborhood. The sheriff's department said the initial report was four juveniles in a gray car, and one of them may have pointed a gun at a bus while students were getting off.

Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle and engaged in a brief pursuit that ended when the vehicle crashed near U.S. 36 and Dan Jones Road. 

The suspects ran from the crashed vehicle and one was taken into custody by deputies. The other three ran east toward the Satori Flats apartment complex, where they were found moments later by Avon School Police officers and apprehended. 

No shots were fired and no one was injured, police said. The sheriff's department said the video was stolen out of Marion County. Police later found the firearm in question and secured it.

The school bus route was completed and officials said all students on board were safe.

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Posted by Avon Indiana Police Department on Thursday, May 26, 2022

A 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds were charged with resisting law enforcement, while a 16-year-old was charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of stolen property, and operating while never receiving a license.

In addition to school police and the Hendricks County Sheriff's Department, officers from Avon, Brownsburg and Indiana State Police assisted with the apprehension of the suspects.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. More charges could come.

(Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the neighborhood where the incident occurred. 13News was initially informed it happened in a different location.)

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