BRADENTON - Two minors are facing felony charges for shooting a BB gun at a Manatee County school bus. 

"While a bb gun may not be a bad thing, what you’re doing with it can have serious consequences as it did in this case," said Bradenton Police Police Department PIO, Meredith Frameli. 

An 11 and 17-year-old are facing felony charges after they were accused of firing BB guns at two Manatee County school buses on Tuesday.

“Yesterday afternoon around 1:15, we got a call about a school bus that had been hit by gun fire, that was the original report, so officers responded to the scene and we did fins a school bus that had two holes through the windows which appeared to be made by a pellet gun or a bb gun," said Frameli. 

A second school bus was later shot twice at after 4 PM in the 800 block of 27th Street E in Bradenton

“At that time, officers again in the area started going door to door and they were able to identify two suspects in a home along the route where the school buses were hit," said Frameli. 

Police said there were drivers and aides on the buses at the time of the shooting, but no children were on board. No one was reported injured in the incident.

“At that point they were able to question two juveniles, 11 and 17-years-olds with the consent of their parents, they were able to find three bb guns in the residence and because of that we were able to charge these two juveniles with second degree felonies unfortunately," said Frameli. 

Officials hope people understand the seriousness of the charges.

“No matter your age, you could be charged with this very serious offense, if you are recklessly using a bb gun," said Frameli. 

The suspects were charged with shooting into or throwing deadly missiles into a vessel, which is a second degree felony.

If you have any information on this case, please call BPD’S  non-emergency line at 941-932-9300.