Man accused of firing shots at children getting off school bus

William Maloney (Source: Middletown Police)
William Maloney (Source: Middletown Police)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A Middletown man is behind bars, accused of firing shots at children as they were getting off the school bus.

Police say William Maloney, 54, fired the shots on Ogden Road around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

None of the children were hurt. They told police they heard the blasts as soon as they got off the bus, but could not see the shooter.

A person who called police gave them a description of Maloney's clothing, and police found him a short time later standing in a front yard near the incident. He was arrested without incident and now faces charges of felonious assault, endangering children, improper discharge of a firearm and inducing panic. He did not give police a motive.

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