WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City Police are providing more details on this morning’s school bus assault.

It occurred around 7:35 said WCPD, when officers were called to the south parking lot of Webb City High School in regards to property damage.

There, officers detained 19-year-old William C. Thompson from Webb City. Witnesses told officers the Thompson left his vehicle in a heated exchange with the bus driver. The driver then shut the driver’s side door to the bus to which Thompson punched several times causing a window to break. Students present on the bus included ages from kindergarten to high school

After this Thompson returned to his car and waited for officers, later telling them the school bus nearly struck his vehicle as it drove around him in the middle of the entrance to the parking lot.

He was taken to the WCPD and held on a $1,000 bond. Thompson was charged through Webb City Municipal Court on Assault and Property Damage charges.


WEBB CITY, Mo. — A man is in custody after allegedly assaulting a Webb City Schools bus driver and damaging a bus.

Sometime Tuesday morning a man exited his vehicle on the Webb City high school parking lot and approached a bus. The man then broke a window on the bus and attempted to assault the driver with kids still inside.

The man was stopped before he could enter the bus however, and was later apprehended. Webb City Schools thanked the driver in a Facebook post for keeping the students safe during the confrontation.

The school district says they will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to parents. Authorities are not releasing the man’s name at this time but have currently charged him with Assault and Property Damage.


This is a developing story and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.