Update: After being arrested, Nicholas Chiarillo admitted to police that he intentionally shot at the bus, police said.
Original story: Two children were injured Tuesday when a 19-year-old shot at a Winding Trails camp bus, police said.
According to Farmington Police, Nicholas Chiarillo, 19, of 87 Knollwood Road, shot a BB at “the purple bus” as it drove down Highwood Road. The BB shattered a window and hit an 11-year-old girl in the cheek, police said. A 9-year-old boy was cut on the knee from the broken glass.
The girl told police she saw three boys standing in a yard and one of the boys was holding a rifle. As the bus passed the house where she saw the boys, the bus window shattered and she felt pain in her check, according to a police report.
Police used her description to find the house and arrest Chiarillo, who was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment. He was released on $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in court July 24, 2012.
Both children were treated at the scene by medical personnel and released ot their parents. Their injuries were reportedly minor.
Camp Director Keith Garbart sent an email to parents, informing them of the incident.
"The safety of our campers is the highest of our priorities and Winding Trails and DATTCO staff acted quickly and professionally and all policies and procedures were followed," he said.