St. John school bus BB gun shooting suspect IDed

Published 11:48 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

LAPLACE — A 17-year-old LaPlace male has been named a suspect in the BB gun shooting of a St. John the Baptist Parish school bus last week.

Quincy Singleton

Quincy Singleton

St. John Sheriff Mike Tregre announced today detectives identified, Quincy Singleton, 17, of River Pointe Drive as the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a school bus window March 26.

At the time of the shooting, several students occupied the school bus, Tregre said, adding no one was injured. Based on the findings of the investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Singleton for aggravated criminal damage to property.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Singleton is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Those with information about the shooting that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify and may qualify for a cash reward.

Residents can also submit tips at

School District officials said there were approximately 35 students on the bus in grades kindergarten through eighth from East St. John Elementary when the shooting took place.

Sgt. Dane Clement said earlier this week he was not aware of any threats made against students before or after the shooting.

Deputies responded to the intersection of Hebert Drive and Breaux Drive in LaPlace at 2:47 p.m. March 26 following a shooting report.

The bus driver told deputies when she stopped to let students off the bus, she heard children in the back of the bus yell, “He shot the bus,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies found a window on the bus shattered.

“The incident scared several students on the bus, but none of the students were injured,” the release said. “(The bus driver) saw a male subject running away from the area wearing a grey-hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The bus driver told deputies that student passengers were visibly shaken and terrified.”