WASHINGTON — A stray bullet went through a D.C. elementary school in Northeast D.C. after a gunfight between two cars Wednesday, police said.
Around 1 p.m., two vehicles in the area of 49th and Nash Street were shooting at each other as they were traveling southbound towards Central Avenue.
Officials said one of the cars hit a telephone pole which caused damage to several other nearby poles. A window was damaged by gunfire at Aiton Elementary School. No one was in the room during the time of the shooting.
After the shooting, the vehicles continued southbound on 49th Street. One of the cars crashed and the driver was stopped by D.C. police.
Official said an arrest was made and a handgun was recovered.
No injuries were reported.
Over the last six months, we've been following students, staff members and parents after the D.C. Board Education released a study on teacher retention in the District.
According to the study, Aiton has the highest teacher turnover rate in the District. It's clear teachers are leaving, but we wanted to get to know those teachers who chose to stay and why.
We spoke with Mr. Dias and Ms. Brummel who are extremely dedicated to their students and seeing them succeed.
We also spoke with Boyd Jackson. His daughter attends Aiton Elementary and he said parent relationships with teachers are crucial.