The teen who admitted he fired a gun at a Knox Co. school bus accidentally shot himself with a pistol a couple months earlier.
A teenager has pleaded guilty to firing an airsoft gun at a Knox County school bus, and it's not the first time the boy has had a problem with a gun.
On August 14, police say the 17-year old fired the airsoft gun at bus #250, which serves South Doyle Middle School. The bus driver was hit a couple of times, causing a welt on his skin. He refused medical treatment. None of the children on the bus were injured.
The teen was charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Reckless Endangerment.
Knox County Schools say the bus involved was #250, which serves South Doyle Middle School. There were 74 kids on the bus.
Knoxville Police say that same boy accidentally shot himself in the leg on June 3 with a stolen pistol. He received only minor injuries.