A number of children could have been killed after a large item was thrown at a car which was driving close to a county Armagh school, according to police.
While condemning the “disgusting” act, police praised a driver who could have left “multiple dead kids” in their wake as the windscreen shattered as they drove right outside Lismore Comprehensive in Craigavon yesterday morning.
A police spokesperson said: “This time yesterday, around 8.55am, a car was driving along the Brownlow Road towards the Hub when something was thrown or fired at the windscreen, which completely shattered.
“Thankfully, the driver was able to maintain control and bring the car to a safe stop, but this could have been so so much worse.”
The police issued a warning to those who carried out such an idiotic attack.
“Whoever is responsible for this disgusting behaviour needs to have a good hard look at themselves,” the PSNI spokesperson added.
“Today they could be mourning the loss of their own friends, with the death on their conscience for the rest of their life.
“It may have been a catapult, it may have been a large stone. Whatever it was, it caused considerable damage to the windscreen which shattered round the driver.
“No doubt the person responsible thought it was a bit of a laugh. Hopefully they will grasp sooner rather than later that funerals are no laughing matter, and that the line between life and death was close to being crossed.”
If you know who was responsible, or if you witnessed this yesterday, call us on 101. The incident number is 194 of 09/01/17.
Alternatively, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.