Police detectives are still trying to confirm the identities of two women who allegedly attacked a school bus full of students with a baseball bat and mace during a road rage incident on Roosevelt Boulevard last Thursday.
The assailants were among four or five women who were traveling northbound on the Boulevard near Levick Street at about 3 p.m. when they encountered the yellow bus containing about 20 suburban high school students, police said.
Chief Inspector Scott Small said that words may have been exchanged between students on the bus and the women, who were in a gray Chevrolet Suburban. Objects may have been thrown from the windows of the two vehicles.
The Chevy then pulled ahead of the school bus and stopped. With both vehicles idling on the busy highway, two women allegedly exited the Suburban, one spraying mace on the hood of the bus while the other smashed a window with a bat. The broken glass injured a 14-year-old boy. The women returned to their vehicle and were last seen traveling on Horrocks Street near Levick. Police did not disclose their direction of travel. Witnesses recorded information from the vehicle’s license plate.
The bus driver parked his vehicle outside the Gilbert Spruance School, at Levick and Horrocks, where a school nurse treated the injured boy, who reportedly suffered cuts to his wrists.
On Friday, police found the SUV parked along the 2100 block of N. Fourth St. and impounded it. That afternoon, two women arrived at an impound lot to claim the vehicle. Police questioned them, but no charges had been filed as of Tuesday as detectives were seeking additional statements from victims. ••